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Anamosa Chamber of Commerce raising money to get 'American Gothic' sculpture there

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Published: Apr. 9, 2018 at 1:53 PM CDT
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The city of Anamosa has been offered to host the ‘American Gothic’ sculpture for several months. It’s inspired by a painting done by Grant Wood, who was born near Anamosa. That 20th century artwork of a man and a woman in front of a house is one of the most recognizable paintings in history.

The Anamosa Chamber of Commerce setup a GoFundMe account to help pay the $20,000 to bring it to town. The sculpture is currently in Indiana.

Officials say it would be a good tourist attraction. LeeAnna Boone of the Chamber of Commerce says, “People come from all over to see this, have their picture taken, so I think it could benefit our hotels, restaurants, shopping, a little bit of everything.”

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