The Ottumwa Courier

June 24, 2013

Replica statue of 'American Gothic' being moved


Ottumwa Courier

---- — INDIANOLA (AP) — A 25-foot-tall replica of Grant Wood's "American Gothic" farming couple is being moved from Dubuque in eastern Iowa to south-central Iowa's Indianola.

The sculpture by New Jersey artist Seward Johnson, titled "God Bless America," could arrive on the Simpson College campus in Indianola as early as this week. It is moving from its current home next to the Dubuque Museum of Art.

A going-away party Saturday afternoon marked the conclusion of the piece's 2 1/2 years in Dubuque.