Visit the house that started it all…

 

In 1930, Grant Wood took a tour of a small Iowa town, and spotted the perfect house for a painting he’d had in mind. Armed with a sketch of the house he quickly made, he went home to Cedar Rapids and painted American Gothic. The house still stands to this day, and is visited by thousands of people each year.

American Gothic, 1930. By Grant Wood (1891-1942). All rights reserved Wood Graham Beneficiaries/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

 
 
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What’s going on

We’re more than just a photo-op! Our center holds events throughout the year, often family-friendly and always fun!

 
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Group TOURS

Our center hosts numerous tour groups each year, from small local clubs, to bus tours traversing the Midwest.

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Education

Education is a cornerstone of our visitor center. From hosting field trips, to classroom visits, to providing resources on art and local history, we hope to be an asset to kids and schools in Iowa and beyond.