The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and Grant Wood Studio are now part of a nationwide tourism program. Museum spokesperson Katie Mills says they’re now a stop in the passport program. She says the passport program was created by the National Parks Service and the museum became a part of it through the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage area in eastern Iowa. People traveling through the U.S. can stop and get a stamp in a passport book from each of the attractions they visit.
Mills says the passport program raises the profile of the museum and the former studio of Iowa artist Grant Wood. She says it ties them into the whole system of the national parks. Mills says to get started you have to buy a passport book. She says you can order the passports through the National Park Service and then start collecting stamps from the tourism sites.
There are currently 507 sites in the passport program, including 14 other sites in Iowa. For more information on the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Grant Wood Studio, surf to: www.crma.org .
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Cedar Rapids Museum of Art website