Feb
26
Wed
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Feb 26 all-day

Artist’s Reception & Gallery Talk:  Jan. 24, 4–6 p.m.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

Doodlebugs @North Liberty Community Library: Color Outside the Lines @ North Liberty Community Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet Fernand Leger, a French artist who literally colored outside the lines. We’ll make layered artwork with shapes and colors, and add the lines LAST!

No registration necessary. For questions contact 319-366-7503 or ethomas@crma.org.
Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the rich collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than seventy-five paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life.

 

Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, who exhibited in the official Impressionist exhibitions in Paris in the 1870s and 1880s. Among the earliest American artists to embrace the style were John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and Frank W. Benson.  A host of American artists who embraced the style by the turn of the century including Robert Lewis Reid, William Paxton, Chauncey Ryder, and Guy Wiggins, are highlighted in the exhibition.

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As a companion exhibition to Across the Atlantic, the CRMA will present a selection from the private collection of Tom and Nan Riley.  Drawing exclusively on French works, artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro will complement the French works included in Across the Atlantic.  It will be a rare opportunity to see important French works from a local private collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the origins of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions.  In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall.

 

The objects and artists’ books that comprise the Project collection are incredibly varied. A sense of whimsy runs through many of the pieces: salt and pepper shakers become snow globes, a music box exhorts us to be silent.  Many works also have a sociopolitical focus, addressing issues as varied as slavery, AIDS, and gender identity.  Taken together, the Norton Family Christmas Project objects and artists’ books provide a wonderful snapshot of the last thirty years of activity in the art world at large, presenting the work of both emerging and more established artists.  The 2018 edition of the Norton Family Christmas Project was the last and ended the series.

Drop-In Public Exhibition Tours @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for any of these public exhibition tours to provide visitors with conversation-based insights and experiences focusing on selected artworks and artists. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited and available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with paid museum admission.

 

Horsing Around @ Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Howdy Partners!   Join me, artist Shirley Darland, and explore life on the ranch with clay, acrylics and sculpture in my art class Horsing Around at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy.  In addition, make a creative horse-shoe votive candle and horse treats you can eat! This art class is especially for children grades 3-5.

 

 

Feb
27
Thu
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Feb 27 all-day

Artist’s Reception & Gallery Talk:  Jan. 24, 4–6 p.m.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the rich collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than seventy-five paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life.

 

Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, who exhibited in the official Impressionist exhibitions in Paris in the 1870s and 1880s. Among the earliest American artists to embrace the style were John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, John Henry Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and Frank W. Benson.  A host of American artists who embraced the style by the turn of the century including Robert Lewis Reid, William Paxton, Chauncey Ryder, and Guy Wiggins, are highlighted in the exhibition.

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As a companion exhibition to Across the Atlantic, the CRMA will present a selection from the private collection of Tom and Nan Riley.  Drawing exclusively on French works, artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro will complement the French works included in Across the Atlantic.  It will be a rare opportunity to see important French works from a local private collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the origins of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.