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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA
319-366-7503
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Cedar Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses more than 7,200 works of art spanning many eras—from Roman antiquity to the present. The collection is... more » Owner description: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art houses more than 7,200 works of art spanning many eras—from Roman antiquity to the present. The collection is particularly strong in American art, especially from the first half of the 20th century. There are a number of artists the Museum holds in great depth—including the world's largest collection of works of art by Grant Wood. The Museum also possesses a strong collection of Roman portrait busts donated by Tom and Nan Riley, and an extensive print collection from the 15th century forward primarily donated by Peter O. Stamats. The Museum also features temporary exhibitions. For a current listing, please see our website. « less
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had my wedding here in August 2013. The museum without telling me started major construction the week of my wedding. This causes two entries to be closed, and cones and tape all over outside. We were extremely upset but they insisted they didn't know the construction was going to start which I find hard to believe. The day of... More

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Love that they re-purposed the old library building, keeping its charm intact and added on the modern "wing" for the museum. We enjoyed the Grant Wood and Marvin Cone works. Thanks for including the Norman Rockwell pieces(we still love his work even though some art snobs don't consider him to be a "true artist"). Ancient art collection was nice, too.... More

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CRMuseumofArt, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Museum. We're so glad you loved Grant Wood, Marvin Cone, Norman Rockwell and the Roman art. These are all part of our permanent collection, so you'll likely see more from these artists during your next visit. Plus, you'll see something new! There is a new exhibition about every three months at the... More

Iowa City, Iowa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Liked how removal of ramp in front let you see the beautiful front exterior again. Enjoyed the Grant Wood and Egyptian exhibits.

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CRMuseumofArt, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our Transformation Celebration and remarking on our new look. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope that you come back again soon. More

Tinley Park, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It happened the museum was free when we were in town. The museum is a wonderful little museum and we thoroughly enjoyed the Grant Wood showing.

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CRMuseumofArt, Public Relations Manager at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the CRMA. We are glad you had a great time. We always have Grant Wood, so please feel free to stop by again to see it as well as our changing exhibitions. More

Tulsa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Rude staff. Hours are AWFUL, good luck getting in. Art is just ...ehhh. I would just skip this place all together. Not kind to out-of-towners.

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CRMuseumofArt, Director at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, responded to this review

Dear OKTrav, Thank you for sharing your recent experience to the CRMA. We are sorry that your experience was unpleasant. We strive to make every museum guest feel welcome and to offer them a rich, rewarding, and transformative experience. I’ll admit that our hours are a bit shorter than we would like but we hope to expand them in the... More

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Unfortunately, we visited between exhibitions so the museum seemed very empty. We thought the museum building was quite nice and the interior atrium positively "prehistoric" - those plants were huge! The museum gift shop is definitely worth a stop. We parked at a nearby metered space. It was a reciprocal museum, so our visit was free.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have been to the Museum of Art many times and always enjoy the exhibits. The museum was created around an old Carneige Library and is well worth the visit. Also in the general area is the History Museum, the new library and the Grant Wood Studio.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is an excellent art museum for a modest-sized city like Cedar Rapids. The museum is conveniently situated downtown next to Greene Square Park and a short walk from the spanking new Cedar Rapids public library, a real gem. Art exhibits in the 8 or so galleries are changed frequently in addition to a permanent gallery of Roman Art that's... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

While my mother in law was in town, we went to the Art Museum, and enjoyed our visit very much. Hope they get the construction done soon!! Another plus for CR!!!

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Mount Vernon, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I enjoyed wandering the rooms, seeing new places and ideas through the works of the featured artists.

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