Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel

Terrace Hill Historic Site
2300 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Humanities Iowa
(319) 335-4149

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 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.

Actor: Tom Milligan has spent 45 years as a working theater artist in Iowa. As an actor, director, scenic designer as well as producer, his work has been seen throughout Iowa and the Midwest.

Funded project of Humanities Iowa, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.