Dec
8
Sun
Prelude to Christmas @ Amana Colonies
Dec 8 all-day

A celebrations of the holiday season including a glimpse into Amana’s past.
see festivalsinamana.com for details.

Tannenbaum Forest @ Amana Colonies
Dec 8 all-day

A forest of decorated trees, nativity, 15 ft German pyramid and Santa.
Weekends only. See festivalsinamana.com for times and dates.

Eastside Artists Annual Show & Sale @ Iowa City Masonic Building
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The show features original, affordable gifts by professional local artists. Admission is free.

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.

Not Another Christmas Letter @ Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm

Book, Lyrics and Additional Music by Paul Cozby. Music and Arrangements by Laura Berquist.

An original musical comedy that celebrates everything that drives us crazy about Christmas… and why we love it anyway!

Dec
9
Mon
Tannenbaum Forest @ Amana Colonies
Dec 9 all-day

A forest of decorated trees, nativity, 15 ft German pyramid and Santa.
Weekends only. See festivalsinamana.com for times and dates.

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!

Open Gaming @ Ladd Library
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teens will have the opportunity to play an assortment of video games, board games, or card games.

Each week, teens will have the opportunity to play an assortment of video games, board games, or card games. Special Virtual Reality events will happen as well!

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

Dec
10
Tue
Tannenbaum Forest @ Amana Colonies
Dec 10 all-day

A forest of decorated trees, nativity, 15 ft German pyramid and Santa.
Weekends only. See festivalsinamana.com for times and dates.