Cedar Rapids Museum of Art’s Sean Ulmer named to the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board

By July 15, 2020 No Comments

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Executive Director Sean Ulmer has been named to the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board.  Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley nominated Ulmer for the position.


The United States Senate Curatorial Advisory Board is comprised of thirteen members who serve to provide advice and assistance to the U.S. Senate Commission on Art on the “acquisition, care, and disposition of items within the United States Senate Collection, or such other matters as the Commission determines appropriate.”  Serving two-year renewable terms, Board members meet on a regular basis to study potential acquisitions for appropriateness and authenticity, and to provide advice and assistance on collections policies and plans, as well as conservation and disposition of collections items.


“It is indeed an honor to have been nominated for this important board by Senator Grassley,” says Ulmer.  “I am thrilled to provide any assistance I can to the curator of the U.S. Senate collection.  It is a privilege to serve in this capacity.”


“Sean Ulmer’s public service is an asset to Iowa and our nation,” stated Senator Grassley.  “Museums, art, and cultural programs provide a valuable and educational service to our communities.  The same goes for the Senate Curator’s office as it preserves parts of our history and share exhibits, publications and programs with the public.  As the Senate President pro tem, I’m proud to have nominated a highly-qualified Iowan for the job.”


Ulmer joins twelve other museum professionals from across the country, including architects, curators, historians, professors, and conservation experts.





The mission of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is to excite, engage, and educate through the arts. The Museum’s collection contains more than 7,800 works of art by hundreds of artists, including the world’s largest collection of works by Grant Wood. For more information on exhibitions or related programs call the Museum at 319.366.7503 or visit the Museum’s website at www.crma.org. Museum Hours: noon to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Grant Wood Studio Hours: noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (July 11-December).  For more information please visit www.crma.org or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.