HI Grants $3,000 for Grant Wood’s 120th Birthday Celebration

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $3,000 to the Dubuque Museum of Art for Two Lectures in Celebration of Grant Wood’s 120th Birthday. The two lectures, which are free and open to the public, will occur:

Thursday, March 17 at 7 PM: “Grant Wood’s American Gothic: From Ridicule to Reverence” presented by Seven Biel of Harvard University
Friday, April 1 at 7 PM: “American Gothic’s Munich Connection: A Window into Grant Wood’s Regionalism” presented by Jane Milosch of the Smithsonian Institution

Through the month of March and early April, the museum will also be hosting J. Seward Johnson’s sculpture “God Bless America”, a 25 foot tall homage to Grant Wood’s American Gothic.

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.