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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

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Address: 410 3rd Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA
Phone Number: 13193667503
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: With more than 2,000 years of art on display in the heart of Downtown...
With more than 2,000 years of art on display in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art has something to offer everyone!
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A nice place to spend a Saturday afternoon

This was a nice museum that had a lot of variety. Work from established artists like Grant Wood, as well as lesser known locals, all beautiful and interesting. Also has a variety... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a nice museum that had a lot of variety. Work from established artists like Grant Wood, as well as lesser known locals, all beautiful and interesting. Also has a variety of mediums featured, paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography...

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

Thank you for your visit and for your review. Please come back again in a few months as exhibitions change. More 

brygar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed a short visit and highly recommended for art lovers. Should check out Grant Wood exhibit if nothing else. And, they have a really nice shop. free parking, too.

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

Thanks for your visit and recommending us to art lovers. I'm glad to hear you stopped by the Museum Store as well, as we have unique items for sale. Feel free to stop back again in a few months, as exhibitions will change. More 

Cedar Rapids
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Works by C.R. natives Grant Wood and Marvin Cone are the centerpiece of this beautiful, new museum. Rotating exhibits are always fresh and interesting. I go once a month and ALWAYS find something new.

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

Thank you for your review and for being such a dedicated supporter of the CRMA. We certainly aim to keep it fresh for return visitors such as yourself. If you haven't heard, we offer a membership, starting at just $40 for individuals, that grants you free admission to the Museum year-round, plus invitations to members only events and a 10%... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We liked the focus of the CR museum of art. It focuses on artist from or with a connection to CR and eastern Iowa. Grant Wood and contemporaries like Cone play a big part but also includes numerous other painters and graphic artists. We liked depth of collection. Kids art activities help engage them with art and the collection. Admission... More 

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We are proud to be able to feature many American artists in our collection and exhibitions. I'm glad to hear that you took advantage of the activities for the kids. I hope that you'll consider coming back again with the whole family as our exhibitions change every few months. We... More 

Quad Citis
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I am not a world traveler, but have visited many museums of art and history. In context that CR is a relatively modest size city, their collection of art as well as the facility was impressive. No, it is not MOMA, or the Art Institute of Chicago. etc. But if you appreciate regional art and are traveling through the Eastern... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We hope to have a little of something for many tastes here at the CRMA. We have an extensive collection of Grant Wood, as you noted. We change exhibitions every few months, so come back again for another experience. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been here a few times over the years, and they have an ever changing selection of art. It's quite fun to browse.

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

I'm glad you've had the opportunity to return to the Museum often and enjoy our changing exhibitions. Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor and recommending us! We look forward to seeing you again at the Museum soon. More 

Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The building itself is beautiful, with a lovely atrium that's almost like a greenhouse. Apparently half of it is new construction. The gift shop is very nice, and there's a large lounge with books available for browsing. The art collection on display isn't huge, and I wished they had more Grant Wood pieces out. But there was a nice variety... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and for your review. I'm glad you had the chance to check out the lower level, and I invite you to come back again so you can see the second floor. In the coming weeks, we will have a new installation featuring the collection of Iowa City residents Eric Dean and Todd Thelen. If you... More 

Marion, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Your greeter was very informative and helpful. The museum is beautiful! We just moved to Iowa two months ago... I've been dying to get here. I was not disappointed! The Grant Wood exhibit had a diverse collection of his artwork! I had never seen some of those artworks before! They had a wonderfully diverse collection: African grain locks (carved wooden... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and very thoughtful review. It sounds like you enjoyed everything we had to offer, and that's wonderful! Come back again as we do change our exhibitions every few months. We do welcome selfies in most of the galleries most of the time, so I'm glad to hear you took advantage of that opportunity. More 

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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I enjoyed the museum though I traditionally am picky about my favorite styles, but that is what venues of this type attract.

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

Thank you for your visit and for your review. We aim to make the Museum enjoyable for all ages. Your children might enjoy some of the art classes we have coming up, so check our calendar on our website or subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay up to date with all that we have to offer. More 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Came across this museum as I was looking for something to do while my husband was working in town. The exhibit space is quite large. They have a selection of paintings on Iowan artists featuring Grant Wood. Each piece has a plaque explaining the artist and the piecr. Very helpful for those of us unfamiliaar with art. They also,have an... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for your visit. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the galleries and, specifically, the Roman busts which are a unique feature that we are fortunate to have on display. Our exhibitions change frequently. If you are back next summer, you might enjoy an exhibition we have planned featuring Rodin. Happy travels, and we hope... More 

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