Seriously Funny: American Gothic Parodies

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Grant Wood’s American Gothic is probably the world’s most parodied American painting, second only to Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. The fact that thousands of parodies of American Gothic exist, dating back several decades, speaks to the enduring inspiration of one of America’s greatest works of art. This exhibition—a first for the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art—will look at many of these parodies—some in the flesh on the gallery’s walls and many others digitally projected in an attempt to share the incredible reach of this iconic painting. From Bill and Hillary Clinton to Leonardo and Mona Lisa to RuPaul as male and female, these parodies speak to how this one painting serves as the basis for looking at various contemporary people and issues. Wood’s impactful 1930 painting continues to inspire “artists” of all ages and skills in a playful and humorous way that Wood would no doubt have applauded.

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  • Presented By: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • Dates: September 13, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 410 3rd Ave SE
  • Phone: P: (319) 366-7503
  • Price: $7
Seriously Funny: American Gothic Parodies
  • 410 3rd Ave SE
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  • September 13, 2020 - January 3, 2021
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • $7
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday