Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel


Meeting Room A

Grant Wood Prairie Rebel

To celebrate Grant Wood’s 125th birthday this year, the Friends of the Marion Public Library are pleased to present “Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel.” The performance features Tom Milligan, from the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, as Grant Wood.

In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or 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. He shares the story of how he took the moments, the memories, and the people of Iowa, and showed the whole world its specialness. After the presentation, the audience is encouraged to ask questions of the actor about Grant Wood and his life.

The presentation is free and open to the public.