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Kristy Raine: Three Men and a Painting: Eldon, Iowa, the summer of 1930, and the Birth of American Gothic

*Speakers Bureau*

A 45-minute, multimedia presentation that intertwines the lives of the three men who contributed to the history of this classic painting. Through photographs and primary, historical documents, the audience learns the life stories of (1) Edward Rowan, founder of the Little Gallery in Cedar Rapids (now known as the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art); (2) John Sharp, the Eldon, Iowa painter and Stone City art colony student who showed Grant Wood the iconic house; and (3) Grant Wood, the artist.

For each presentation, the lecturer will also demonstrate the online project fostering her Grant Wood research and take questions from visitors. Special emphasis will be shown for local artists or regional artists who participated in the colony, when applicable.
Sun Feb 6, 2011 1:30pm – 2:30pm Central Time
Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001 (map)