Here is an important part of cultural life in Cedar Rapids. The Museum of Art has over 5000 works of art under its roof and it houses the world`s largest collection of works by Grant Wood, Marvin Cone, and Mauricio Lasansky. The Museum also has strong collections of early twentieth century paintings, Malvina Hoffman sculptures, and Regionalist art from the 1930s and 1940s. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art opened in 1989 and comprises of a restored Beaux Arts building with a newly constructed gallery. The 63,000 square foot museum displays temporary exhibitions of contemporary art apart from its permanent large collections of works that include the Riley Collection of ancient Roman portrait busts. It is home to works of art spanning many eras – from Roman antiquity to the present. The collection is particularly strong in American art especially from the first half of the 20th century.