Apr
8
Wed
Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 8 @ 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
Apr 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.

Apr
9
Thu
Cornell College Senior Art Shows @ McWethy Hall Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Apr 9 all-day

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

 

Opening is on March 29, 2 to 4 p.m.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 9 @ 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.

Museum Store @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Museum Store Highlight: Anna Marie Pavlik

Ooh La La: French Works from the Riley Collection @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 9 @ 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.

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Guided Meditation @5TA: Water & Bloom @ Grant Wood Studio
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spring renewal is emerging all around us! Following Mother Nature’s lead… What shall we choose to water? Where and how are we called to bloom? Guided meditation will flow our creative focus in the direction of what the presence of “awakening” is inviting within us. Noelle Holmes of Illuminations Healing Arts Center will lead you through this guided meditation, perfect for anyone from beginners to experienced meditators. Must register at least 24hrs prior to session. Contact Education Director Erin Thomas at ethomas@crma.org or 319.366.7503 ext. 203 to register. This program is for ages 13 and up. Fee: $10 payable to Noelle Holmes.
Drop-In Public Exhibition Tours @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 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.