25 reasons to visit Cedar Rapids this summer
One-hundred-twenty-five years ago in 1891, Iowa saw the birth of Grant Wood, who became a famous American artist. As a young man, he studied in Europe and started his art career painting in the impressionist style of the era. By the age of thirty-nine, he had created his own style and produced American Gothic, a work that gained him international fame.
This year, Cedar Rapids leads the celebration of his birth and his art. Last week I visited his studio, saw several of his famous paintings, and ended my trip with a visit to a warehouse, where twenty-five American Gothic statues (each six-foot tall) stood waiting to make their home around the city this summer.
Read more from Pat McGrath Avery’s blog I Write My World here.
Update: Pat has since returned to see all of the statues in place. Look for more updates on her Overalls All Over adventures coming soon.