Cedar Rapids Museum Of Art

Haunted: Marvin Cone’s Ghosts

Location: 410 Third Avenue SE
410 3rd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

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While not as well-known as his friend Grant Wood, Marvin Cone was a highly-respected and nationally exhibited artist during his lifetime.

His reputation is still very strong in eastern Iowa and the artist is perhaps best-known for his series of paintings of area barns. A fascinating subset of his work, begun during a sabbatical in 1939, features images of ghosts and shadowy figures set within moody interiors. While some of the figures took on specific names (Uncle Ben), most generically referenced the lives that once occupied those spaces. These evocative works will be the subject of this stand-alone exhibition, timed to coincide with Halloween, All Saint’s Day, and All Soul’s Day.

Museum Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday Friday, and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
The Museum is closed Monday and major holidays (New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day).
*Please Note: If you are planning to visit during periods of severe winter weather or extreme heat, please review our closing policy or call ahead at 319.366.7503.