Dec
7
Sat
Junior Claus @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am

It’s not easy being Santa’s son! Can Junior find his self-confidence and learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day?

Member’s Days @ Member’s Days
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Members Days on December 5th through the 8th!  CRMA members will receive 20% off all purchases—including consignment—on those two days.  It is our way of saying “thank you” for being a member of the CRMA.  The Museum Store has scores of unique items perfect for the gift-giving season, if you’re looking for something special for that someone special, we have it!

 

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 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.

Family Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Families spend time together listening to stories, music, and poems.

Programs last approximately 30 minutes.

Holiday Art Market @ Iowa Memorial Union
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

Summer of the Arts is proud to present the Holiday Art Market. This event  replaces the Fine Arts Council’s Holiday Thieves’ Market.

Hours:

December 7: Noon – 6 PM
December 8: from 10 AM – 4 PM

Junior Claus @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

It’s not easy being Santa’s son! Can Junior find his self-confidence and learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day?

Saturdays at the Stanley: Cat People Art @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union, third floor
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

The internet may have fueled our collective cat-craziness, but it didn’t start it. Edouard Manet, for example, drew a cat on a balcony smelling potted flowers, and Tsugouharu Foujita drew his self-portrait many times with his beloved cat resting its head on his shoulder or sitting on him. See how cats have captivated artists for over a hundred years.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

Dec
8
Sun
Member’s Days @ Member’s Days
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mark your calendar for Members Days on December 5th through the 8th!  CRMA members will receive 20% off all purchases—including consignment—on those two days.  It is our way of saying “thank you” for being a member of the CRMA.  The Museum Store has scores of unique items perfect for the gift-giving season, if you’re looking for something special for that someone special, we have it!

 

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Dec 8 @ 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.

Dec
9
Mon
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Ladd Library
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:25 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!