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Feb 26, 2020

Feb 26, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Mar 4, 2020

Mar 4, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Mar 5, 2020

Mar 5, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Museums have never been mere containers for objects, nor should they be. How might we draw strength from existing institutions to enable vibrant futures? How can we expand the communities who feel a sense of belonging within and around museums? What must we confront and transform to make this possible? Join the artists, curators, historians, educators, and thinkers who are asking, "What Can Museums Become?" Keynote speakers include Johanna Burton, Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts ...

Mar 5, 2020

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM

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The opening keynote lecture for the "What Can Museums Become?" Obermann Humanities Symposium will be given by Johanna Burton, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). Museums have never been mere containers for objects, nor should they be. How might we draw strength from existing institutions to enable vibrant futures? How can we expand the communities who feel a sense of belonging within and around museums? What must we confront and transform to make this...

Mar 5, 2020

7:00 PM

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Tony Orrico, Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance, will discuss how he approaches drawing and object making through performance. He will share the components of his body practice, Suspension, and its influence on his visual work over the past ten years. In Orrico’s early series, Penwald Drawings and Carbon, works meditate on select parameters and permutations of the same materials: body, paper, and graphite. Orrico will describe how he generates movement and momentum from a fel...

Mar 6, 2020

Mar 6, 2020

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us for Happy Hour + Art at the next Stanley Museum of Art First Friday reception at FilmScene on the Ped Mall! Female and gender non-binary artists are underrepresented in cultural institutions. Our March First Friday features a juried selection of local art that touches on issues of representation and repression. Artists include Bekah Ash, Sarah Fitzgerald, Jenny Gringer, and Zoe Hermsen. Additionally, this event supports FilmScene’s “Reel Representation” initiative. Stanley First Fr...

Mar 6, 2020

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Friday's keynote lecture for the "What Can Museums Become?" Obermann Humanities Symposium will be given by Amelia Jones, Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor and Robert A. Day Professor and Vice Dean of Research at the Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). Museums have never been mere containers for objects, nor should they be. How might we draw strength from existing institutions to enable vibrant futures? How can we expand the c...

Mar 7, 2020

Mar 7, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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This keynote lecture for the "What Can Museums Become?" Obermann Humanities Symposium will be given by Michelle Kuo, Marlene Hess Curator, Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY).  Museums have never been mere containers for objects, nor should they be. How might we draw strength from existing institutions to enable vibrant futures? How can we expand the communities who feel a sense of belonging within and around museums? What must we confront and transform to make this possible? Join the artis...

Mar 8, 2020

Mar 8, 2020

2:00 PM

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Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to live music while exploring our spring 2020 exhibitions. This event features the UI School of Music Graduate Ensemble

Mar 11, 2020

Mar 11, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Dr. Sue Taylor will discuss her book Grant Wood’s Secrets in conversations with a selection of prints by Wood from the Stanley Museum of Art collection. A former Midwesterner, museum curator, newspaper critic, and college dean, Sue Taylor is now Professor Emerita of Art History at Portland State University. She earned her BA at Roosevelt University and her MA and PhD at the University of Chicago, becoming an award-winning educator and prolific writer on modern and contemporary art. In 2005,...

Mar 11, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Mar 14, 2020

Mar 14, 2020

2:00 PM

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Check out how Japanese artists used multiple woodblocks to make color prints. See the blocks and the resulting print. This event will be led by Assistant Registrar Sarah Luko, who is a practicing artist and holds an MFA from the UI Center for the Book. Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of wo...

Mar 24, 2020

Mar 24, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur artists alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other artists in your community. Our collections make excellent subjects for sketching because they're always perfectly still! Oh, and did we mention air conditioning...summer in Iowa, right?  This program is designed for adult participants but everyone is welcome!  Admission is free. Advanced registration not required. Tuesday, February ...

Mar 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Mar 28, 2020

Mar 28, 2020

2:00 PM

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Check out how Japanese artists used multiple woodblocks to make color prints. See the blocks and the resulting print. This event will be led by Assistant Registrar Sarah Luko, who is a practicing artist and holds an MFA from the UI Center for the Book. Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of wo...

Apr 1, 2020

Apr 1, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Apr 3, 2020

Apr 3, 2020

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us for Happy Hour + Art at the next Stanley Museum of Art First Friday reception at FilmScene on the Ped Mall! Light pollution and space trash threaten our shared night sky. Artist Louise Fisher will transform the FilmScene Screening Room into a skyscape via a magic lantern installation. As the ancestor to the modern projector, magic lanterns have a rich history of entertaining and informing audiences with astronomical imagery. Without visual obstructions, Fisher’s slides allow a space...

Apr 4, 2020

Apr 4, 2020

2:00 PM

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Artists have a long history of painting selfies. See your favorites (James Ensor, Käthe Kollwitz, Henri Matisse, Edward Munch, and Lil Picard) posture and pose. This event will be led by Curator of Learning & Engagement Kimberly Datchuk. Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stor...

Apr 7, 2020

Apr 7, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Experienced, aspiring, and amateur writers alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other writers in your community. We think our museum is one of the best places to write in town; evoking curiosity and wonder while remaining quiet and of course, climate-controlled (Phew! Summer in Iowa, right?). Work on a project you've been needing a reason to revisit or begin something totally new. All genres, all subjects–we got you. ...

Apr 8, 2020

Apr 8, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is The Last Man by Mary Shelley. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Apr 8, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is The Last Man by Mary Shelley. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Apr 15, 2020

Apr 15, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.

Apr 18, 2020

Apr 18, 2020

2:00 PM

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Learn about the art and science of art conservation with Chief Curator Joyce Tsai. Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations ...

Apr 18, 2020

2:00 PM

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Celebrate May Day, known to many as International Workers’ Day, with a special viewing of artworks that engage concepts of workers’ rights, organized labor, radical politics, and dissent. This event will be led by Associate Curator of Education Brady Plunger. Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selectio...

Apr 22, 2020

Apr 22, 2020

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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THE WORLD IS ENDING! Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists. This book club explores world endings in literature. This week’s book is The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus by Nostradamus. This UI Stanley Museum of Art program is graciously hosted in partnership with Public Space One.