Statue Name: Classic

Sponsor: Overalls All Over Committee

Artists: Elizabeth Rhoads Read

Location: Outside of the Scottish Rite Temple, 616 A Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Location After September 16: This statue is coming off of display and is for sale by contacting Black Earth Gallery at

Grant Wood graduated from Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School in 1910. In 1919 he began a seven-year period as an art teacher for the Cedar Rapids Community Schools at Jackson and McKinley Junior Highs.  The Cedar Rapids Community School District has a large art collection including a number of works by Grant Wood including Young Corn, which is housed at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Learn more here.

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