The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is hosting a midnight send-off tonight for American Gothic, currently on display as part of the CRMA’s major exhibition, Grant Wood at 5 Turner Alley. I saw this show when it opened in September, and it is a knock-out collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and decorative artworks completed by the Regionalist master during his years spent at the studio he dubbed “5 Turner Alley.”
Grant Wood (1891-1942). Spring in the Country, 1941. Oil on masonite. Collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
This is an idea I love – midnight art parties!! Give the people a late-night alternative to the bar scene. Watching your friends heave around drunkenly in a bar is so tacky, anyway. Heaving around at a renowned arts institution? SO much classier, and you look so much smarter and more cultured!
Take two parts Grant Wood exhibition, blend with one part Cedar Rapids art society – shake it up! – and garnish with a mixed drink. I’m for that.