Feb
22
Sat
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Feb 22 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 22 @ 10:00 am – 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 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and parents/guardians/ care-givers are invited to participate in a STEAM project that they will work on individually or with others.

Participants will be encouraged to share their findings or work with the group. We will also celebrate the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who inspired today’s project.

Saturday, December 14 – Engineering: Building Challenge

Saturday, December 21- Math: Calculating Distance, Rate and Time

Saturday, December 28 – Making Snow and Slime

Saturday, January 4 – Computer Science: Making a Cardboard Guitar Play

Saturday, January 11- Art: Poured Canvas Art

Saturday, January 18 – Physics: Bubbles and Balloons

Saturday, January 25 – Ecology: Biomes vs Habitats

Saturday, February 1 – Biology: Building our Own Cell

Saturday, February 8 – Robotics: Make Your Own Robot

Saturday, February 15 – Acoustics: Seeing Sound

Saturday, February 22 – Art: Creating Optical Illusion Art

Saturday, February 29 – Optics: Explore Light with Prisms

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

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
23
Sun
Jane Gilmor and David Van Allen @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Feb 23 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 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.

“Across the Atlantic: Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto,” with Tim Hankewich, Music Director, Orchestra Iowa, and Kate Kunau, Associate Curator of Collections and Exhibitions @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Maestro Tim Hankewich and Curator Kate Kunau as they discuss various aspects surrounding Igor Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto. Art, patronage, and music will be discussed in this informal yet informative presentation about the upcoming performance at Orchestra Iowa. This will be a timely opportunity to take an in-depth look at a trans-Atlantic commission that involved both individuals in both France and the United States.