Anamosa, Iowa: Giant American Gothic Statue

A 25-foot-tall version of the farm couple from Grant Wood's painting, "American Gothic." The statue moves from place to place; it's already spent multiple years in Chicago, Dubuque, Des Moines, and Elkhart. Now in Anamosa, Grant Wood's hometown.
Address:
309 E. Main St., Anamosa, IA
Directions:
East edge of downtown, on the south side of Hwy E28/E. Main St. between Cleveland and Davis Sts. Set back from the street behind a small parking lot.
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American Gothic statue in Anamosa, Iowa, 2018.

Giant American Gothic Statue

This is a huge statue. It's right on Main Street. Easy to find in Anamosa, Iowa. It's a nice place to stop, and there's lots of parking directly in front of it.

[Becky T., 12/13/2018]

American Gothic Statue.

Giant American Gothic Statue

The American Gothic Statue is now on display in Elkhart.

[Joan Schlegelmilch, 06/17/2017]
Giant American Gothic Statue

Des Moines, Iowa: This has moved from Indianola to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

[Connie, 03/20/2014]

The colossal couple changes address every year or so. Didn't the Iowa State Fair once have a butter sculpture version of American Gothic?

American Gothic.

American Gothic Statue

Dubuque, Iowa: The huge American Gothic statue by J. Seward Johnson has made its way to the Dubuque Museum of Art. The museum holds one of the largest collections of Grant Wood artworks. Where will it travel to next??

[Jean Dunk, 05/16/2011]

American Gothic couple.

American Gothic statue - J. Seward Johnson

Indianapolis, IN: This huge statue of a farmer and his wife is located at the Indiana state fairgrounds,

[Tim Ramey, 08/16/2010]

J. Seward Johnson American Gothic-like colossus. Named "God Bless America," this one is touring and will only be here through August 2010.

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