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Feb 28, 2024

Feb 28, 2024

6:00 PM

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Image info: untitled (poppy field in Minnesota), 2019, from the series The Imaginative Landscape © Pao Houa Her, Courtesy Bockley Gallery Pao Houa Her is a Hmong American artist whose practice engages primarily with legacies and potentials of landscape, portraiture, and documentary photographic traditions and aesthetics, creating works that examine identity, longing, and belonging in Hmong diasporic communities. Among Her’s solo exhibitions include Paj quam ntuj / Flowers of the Sky at the...

Feb 29, 2024

Feb 29, 2024

6:00 PM

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Santiago Cal was born in Belize, Central America. He has had exhibitions in Barcelona, Taipei, Havana, Auckland, and New York, as well as other cities. He has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (U.S.), Gruber-Jez Foundation (Mexico), and Poustinia Land Art Park (Belize). Cal is a Professor of Art (Sculpture) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Mar 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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This unique and hands-on program integrates art viewing, art making and mindfulness strategies to provide students with tools to de-stress, manage anxiety, and develop wellness practices. During the 2-hour workshop, participants will learn new ways to improve well-being, while benefiting from the positive effects of viewing and making art. No prior art making experience necessary. The workshop will be led by Dana Keeton, a local board-certified art therapist and licensed mental health coun...

Mar 1, 2024

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Stanley Museum of Art will be hosting two events on Friday, March 1 from 5–8 p.m. Celebrate the grand opening of  our latest exhibition "A Year in Print" along with kicking off the 2024 Downtown Spring Gallery Walk! The exhibition showcases a newly acquired portfolio of "Twelve Prints by Contemporary American Artists" that explores diverse techniques and delves into the socio-political climate of 1919 through captivating prints. Alongside the exhibition, start your self guided journey...

Mar 5, 2024

Mar 5, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Join us for the first Stanley Sage session of the year, a program designed for older adults. This month, local artist Jan Friedman will discuss her career, process, and inspirations. Stanley Sage aims to inspire older adults to engage with the arts by learning about local artists experiences and the museums collection. Jan Friedman has been weaving since 1974. Jan received her MA in Textile Design at the University of Iowa in 1980. She has conducted workshops in weaving, color, and dyeing ...

Mar 5, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Visiting Artist in Printmaking Lecture, Lynne Allen: “Real Culture, False Representations: Tattered Histories” E125 Visual Arts Building at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Lynne Allen's art is a love affair with the forsaken—discarded remnants of culture like rusted bottle caps, fish hooks, lead sinkers, and aged moving blankets are transformed into iconic symbols. Navigating a world rife with threats and her reimagined histories, Allen questions the narratives crafted by victors, active...

Mar 7, 2024

Mar 7, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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This March, we're doing something a little different.  For our next installment of Nights at the Museum—a series of events for UI students that occur monthly on Thursday nights, when the Stanley is open late--we're running a month long Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in partnership with Art Hawks and LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library in recognition of Women's History Month. This event has both synchronous and asynchronous elements. Use the provided materials any time to make edits to Wikipedia pages on ...

Mar 17, 2024

Mar 17, 2024

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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The Drawing Salon focuses on drawing artworks from the museum's collection. Each session will focus on a different artwork. The sessions will begin with an introduction and discussion of the selected work. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their own visions and to take inspiration from the artworks in the gallery. Pencils and sketchbooks/paper are the only artmaking materials allowed in the galleries. The museum has golf pencils with erasers and clipboards for participants to use. S...

Mar 20, 2024

Mar 20, 2024

6:00 PM

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Suzanne Tick | Making Materials Matter & What Now? Join artist, innovator, designer and UIowa alum Suzanne Tick for two insightful conversations about her work. On Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Suzanne will present What Now?- the ever-changing discussion of evolution, connectivity with the world around us, and what is relevant for the time as we move forward as creatives in a post-Covid world. On Thursday March 21, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Building ...

Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

6:30 PM

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Join artist, innovator, designer and UIowa alum Suzanne Tick for two insightful conversations about her work. What Now?  Wednesday, March 20 | 6 p.m. |E125 Visual Arts Building What Now? will feature the ever-changing discussion of evolution, connectivity with the world around us, and what is relevant for the time as we move forward as creatives in a post-Covid world. Making Materials Matter Thursday, March 21 | 6:30 p.m. |240 Art Building West Making Materials Matter is a visual journ...

Mar 24, 2024

Mar 24, 2024

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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San Pere, Louisiana: Oya runs fast, but her collegiate future is placed on hold to care for her mother. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s Yerma and Yoruban cosmology, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water is a lyrical offering at the intersection of ancestral myth and ritual about a young woman’s coming-of-age navigating lovers, community, and her chosen path. Join us at the Stanley Museum of Art for a staged reading of the play by the Department of Theatre Arts. 

Apr 11, 2024

Apr 11, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us for our next installment of Night at the Museum—a series of monthly events for students that occur Thursday nights, when the museum is open late.  This month we're hosting a paint-and-sip-style creative workshop! More information to come. 

May 7, 2024

May 7, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free coffee, lemonade, punch, and snacks available all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 a.m.–4 p.m.). Stop by for a few hours to study for your exams: grab a snack, replenish your study supplies (we'll have post-its, highlighters, and more) and take a quick break—either by exploring the galleries or playing with a fidget toy.

May 8, 2024

May 8, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free coffee, lemonade, punch, and snacks available all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 a.m.–4 p.m.). Stop by for a few hours to study for your exams: grab a snack, replenish your study supplies (we'll have post-its, highlighters, and more) and take a quick break—either by exploring the galleries or playing with a fidget toy.

May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free coffee, lemonade, punch, and snacks available all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 a.m.–4 p.m.). Stop by for a few hours to study for your exams: grab a snack, replenish your study supplies (we'll have post-its, highlighters, and more) and take a quick break—either by exploring the galleries or playing with a fidget toy.