Grant Wood Program
Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel
Friends of Maquoketa Caves, Jackson County Historical Society and Jackson County Conservation received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel by Tom Milligan on Tuesday, April 2nd at Noon at the Clinton Engine Museum in Maquoketa. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grant to Iowa's communities.
In this 45-minute, one-man show, Tom Milligan plays Grant Wood and chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man behind American Gothic that we hear and see, and the story of how he took the moments, the memories and the people of our state to show the whole world the specialness of this Iowa. After the presentation, the audience is encouraged to ask questions about Grant Wood and his life.
This program is free, open to the public and is being held as part of the Historical Society’s weekly Brown Bag Lunch. Bring a sack lunch; cookies and bars will be available. For more information or if you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, contact Bonnie Mitchell at the Clinton Engines Museum at (563) 652-1803. The Clinton Engine Museum is located at 607 East Maple St Maquoketa, Iowa 52060.