Friday, November 04, 2005

Cedar Rapids, Iowa Home of Grant Wood

Cedar Rapids, Iowa may not set your fires aglow at its very mention, but the Grant Wood Exhibit at the Cedar Rapids Institute of Art is worth a special trip to this Midwestern town if you can manage it. The actual exhibition is beautifully mounted and the display of multiple works in addition to American Gothic (on loan from the Art Institute) will bring you quickly to a new appreciation of Wood’s range and eclectic talent. Within walking distance of the museum are Wood’s carriage house studio, and a delightful urban display of American Gothic satires. Jim and Jan highly recommend the whole experience.

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