Reflections on the Grant Wood Memorial Window​ Talk

FREE with Museum admission

Teri Van Dorston, assistant director at the Veterans Memorial Commission in Cedar Rapids discusses Grant Wood’s Veterans Memorial Window project for the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Building.

Let’s Talk About Art: 2020-June-10

Let’s Talk About Art: Grant Wood’s “Victorian Survival”

Grant Wood, Victorian Survival, 1931, oil on composition board, 32 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches, Dubuque Museum of Art, on long-term loan from the Carnegie-Stout Public Library, acquired through the Lull Art Fund, LTL.99.09. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Grant Wood’s Secrets

Professor Emerita of Art History
Portland State University

Hosted in conjunction with the Grant Wood Art Colony, University of Iowa.

In Grant Wood’s Secrets, the title of her talk and new book, author and professor Sue Taylor incorporates original research and close readings of Grant Wood’s iconic, as well as lesser-known, artworks to reveal how the artist’s sometimes anguished psychology and art was shaped by his close relationship with his mother.

Presenting Wood’s unfinished autobiography “Return from Bohemia” for the first time ever, Sue Taylor integrates the artist’s own recollections into fresh interpretations of his art. Dr. Sue Taylor holds advanced degrees in art history from Roosevelt University and the University of Chicago. Taylor has worked as a museum curator and newspaper critic as well as a professor of art history.

Second Saturdays at DUMA

This Saturday, the Dubuque Museum of Art will celebrate the 125th birthday of Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant Wood. Join us for an afternoon of art activities inspired by Grant Wood, taught by educator Jennifer Duggan.