Friday, July 9, 2010

On the web this week...History of an American Town...Stone City

As a follow up to the bus trip the center took this spring to Cedar Rapids, Anamosa and Stone City, I thought this first article was appropriate. The writer chose to highlight Stone City as part of his American Town series. A discussion of Stone City couldn't be complete without talking about Grant Wood's painting of "Stone City" or the Art Colony he helped host there.


The second article is a very nice essay on Grant Wood. It contains a Grant Wood quote that is new to me: "Alexander, Caesar, Napoleon, you all had great moments, but you never tasted the supreme triumph; you were never a farm boy riding in from the fields on a bulging rack of new-mown hay." –Grant Wood


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