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Feb 2, 2023

Feb 2, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Join us for the Grad DEI Virtual Conversation Series this February via Zoom as we host virtual conversation spaces with alumna Dr. DaVida Anderson, Founder & Executive Director and Dr. Laila McCloud, Board Member of the Strong Sister, Silly Sister program. Dr. DaVida L. Anderson, Thursday, Feb. 2, noon-1:30 p.m. Dr. DaVida L. Anderson received her PhD in educational policy and leadership studies from the University of Iowa in 2019. She is the Director of Studen...

Feb 3, 2023

Feb 3, 2023

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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In light of the tragic shootings at Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay in California, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) and the Pan Asian Council (PAC) will host a community support space on Friday, Feb. 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to grieve the lost lives of the victims. Community members are invited to attend either in person at APACC (223 Lucon Dr.) or virtually on Zoom. We will have Dr. Tianyi Xie, staff psychologist from UCS, available to help attendees process their feelings. ...

Feb 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Feb 7, 2023

Feb 7, 2023

7:00 PM

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Director of Translation Programs Aron Aji will read from his new translation of The Wounded Age and Eastern Tales, by Ferit Edgü, published by New York Review of Books. “A stark and ferocious love letter to a forgotten people, in a gorgeous translation that is utterly true to the wounded dreamscapes of the original. To read these pages is to be there, swept by mountain snows and the cruel winds of politics, undone by harsh beauty and the endless tragedy unfolding.” —Maureen Freely Ferit Edg...

Feb 8, 2023

Feb 8, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Come to a virtual Iowa Bibliophiles! Join assistant professor of art Meghan O'Connor from Coastal Carolina University to hear more about her project involving finger-casting, dart-throwing, stone lithography, screenprinting, and community collaboration. “Casting Fingers, Casting Blame?” focuses on community, play, and indirect collaboration. The project includes part of a collection of fingers cast from willing participants combined with a series of lithography and screenprinting. Hear abo...

Feb 8, 2023

7:00 PM

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Allan Wexler has worked in the fields of architecture, design, and fine art for 45 years. He has exhibited, taught, and lectured internationally.  Wexler’s career resists easy classification. In the late1960s he was an early member of the group of architects and artists who questioned the perceived divide between art and the design disciplines. They called themselves non-architects or paper architects.   The subject of Wexler's work is the built environment. He creates drawings, multimedia...

Feb 9, 2023

Feb 9, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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The City's Office of Equity and Human Rights and the Climate Action and Outreach Division will host “Accelerating Black Leadership in Sustainability,” a virtual discussion with Arthur Burton and Kamel Elgiseer, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023.   The two presenters will discuss Black entrepreneurship as it relates to climate action. Everyone is welcome to attend. Those interested can register via Zoom.  Arthur Burton leads AMB Renewable Energy, which he founded to develop charging s...

Feb 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023

2:00 PM

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Did you know that the average human eye can detect more shades of green than of any other color? Green also has many meanings and interpretations, such as wealth, peace, springtime, and envy. Join us for Stanley Creates as we examine and learn about the abstract painting Portrait in Green (1969) by Lee Krasner. Then we’ll create our own abstract artwork using just one color—green. Let's create together! Megan Dehner, master's candidate in art education, will lead this workshop. Stanley Cre...

Feb 13, 2023

Feb 13, 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Part storytelling, part lecture, and part live documentary film, Sarah Kanouse’s solo performance “My Electric Genealogy” explores the shifting cultures and politics of energy in Los Angeles and the American West through the lens of her own family.  “For nearly 40 years my grandfather worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, designing, planning, and supervising the network of lines connecting the city to its distant sources of electricity,” Kanouse explains. “The grid was h...

Feb 16, 2023

Feb 16, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Join us for the Grad DEI Virtual Conversation Series this February via Zoom as we host virtual conversation spaces with alumna Dr. DaVida Anderson, Founder & Executive Director and Dr. Laila McCloud, Board Member of the Strong Sister, Silly Sister program. Dr. DaVida L. Anderson, Thursday, Feb. 2, noon-1:30 p.m. Dr. DaVida L. Anderson received her PhD in educational policy and leadership studies from the University of Iowa in 2019. She is the Director of Studen...

Feb 16, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Please join us for an interdisciplinary conversation at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art featuring three UI community-engaged scholars who have recently published co-authored, collaborative works. A Q&A will follow the remarks. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023 5 – 6:30 p.m. Stanley Museum of Art, 160 W. Burlington St.RSVP Mary Cohen, associate professor of music education, Music Making in U.S. Prisons (co-authored by Stuart P. Duncan). Samantha Zuhlke, assistant professor in the Scho...

Feb 16, 2023

5:00 PM

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Title: License to Sell: The Legal Trade of Antiquities Time and place: February 16th at 5 pm in 240 ABW Lecture abstract: In 2002, I embarked on a Ph.D. adventure addressing the connection between the looting of sites and the market for antiquities, and whether or not a legalized trade in antiquities reduces the looting of archaeological sites, a remedy long suggested by the dealing and collecting communities. In tracking how artifacts go from the ground to the consumer I became increasin...

Feb 17, 2023

Feb 17, 2023

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

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Join the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative for a fireside chat between Dean Kevin Washburn and Kierán Suckling, a Founder and the Executive Director of the Center for Biological Diversity. They will discuss how the Center has become a successful litigant and change-maker for endangered species and critical habitat. Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance. More information about the event is available at: heli.law.uiowa.edu/endangeredspecies Please register at the follo...

Feb 18, 2023

Feb 18, 2023

2:00 PM

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"Unpacking the Demons: Within, Between, and Beyond Race" with 2022–23 Grant Wood Fellow for Painting and Drawing Michael Dixon This chronological overview of Michael Dixon’s art career, research, and personal narrative will include past projects leading up to his most current work, influences, relevant research topics, and a discussion of Dixon’s biracial identity formation. The content will be delivered through a series of stories.   Michael Dixon is an oil painter who was born in San Die...

Feb 21, 2023

Feb 21, 2023

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join the Office of the Vice President for Research as we celebrate faculty who have published books during 2022 and spring 2023. President Barbara Wilson will make remarks at 5 p.m. If you are a faculty member that has recently published a book, please let us know. To attend, RSVP Now.

Feb 22, 2023

Feb 22, 2023

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Join us for a celebration of Black Poets. Rare materials from Special Collections and Archives will be on display including works by Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, and Nikki Giovanni. Stop by to read a poem or visit our Poetry Station to make a poem yourself: we'll provide the supplies for blackout and cut & paste poetry; you bring your imagination!  This event will be in Group Area D of the Main Library, right next to Food for Thought Cafe on the 1st floor. 

Feb 23, 2023

Feb 23, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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This uniquely educational webinar will provide the 'recipe' for everyone interested in transforming an acorn into an oak tree—with their own hands—and watching it start to grow within 30 days. This keystone tree plays an important role in our environment, and together, with a presentation from Doug Tallamy, and the talents of WMT's radio news host Doug Wagner, we will provide the instruction you need to get started. Expected Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to learn more ab...

Feb 24, 2023

Feb 24, 2023

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Join the Pentacrest Museums for this special, one-time-only, wintertime edition of our popular Tree Tour program. On this guided stroll around the Pentacrest, we'll feature the ecological diversity, symbolism, history, and lore of our campus trees. We'll use the lunch hour for discovery, restoration, mindfulness, & movement. Together, we'll stay connected with nature and each other even during the coldest time of the year—it's possible, we promise! Meet outside near the main entrance to Ma...

Feb 25, 2023

Feb 25, 2023

2:00 PM

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to joi...

Feb 25, 2023

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business present our 7th annual signature event -- the Black in Business Series Networking Dinner!  Come engage with invited professionals, UI faculty, and students interested in business, entrepreneurship, the arts, education, engineering, and nonprofit work who are looking to connect with leaders in those fields. Open to all majors. The Networking Dinner was created to focus on the cultivation of our next leaders, supporting ...

Feb 26, 2023

Feb 26, 2023

3:00 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

Mar 3, 2023

Mar 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Mar 11, 2023

Mar 11, 2023

2:00 PM

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In this Stanley Creates kids, teens, and their families will draw inspiration from quilts in the Stanley's collection to create our own paper quilt. Using collage, paper-cutting techniques, and colorful paper, each participant will design and execute their own unique quilt square. At the end of the workshop we will combine our individual squares to create a communal artwork. This activity is accessible for all ages and ability levels.   Led by Angie Bar, master's candidate in art education....

Mar 22, 2023

Mar 22, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us for a reading and discussion to celebrate Tara Bynum's book, Reading Pleasures. Bynum is assistant professor in the UI Departments of English and African American Studies and a scholar of early African American literary histories before 1800. Wednesday, March 22, 2023 7 – 8:30 p.m. Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa CityRSVP In the early United States, a Black person committed an act of resistance simply by reading and writing. Yet we overlook that these activities also brou...

Mar 23, 2023

Mar 23, 2023

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Just as spring arrives, a beloved and deeply-rooted environmental learning and networking event will bloom again in downtown Iowa City. Bur Oak Land Trust will host the 38th year of Prairie Preview Thursday, March 23 at the Iowa City Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for registration and exhibitor fair. The program begins at 6 p.m. The event will keep with tradition by featuring a keynote speaker. Connie Mutel, author, passionate conservationist, and longtime science wr...

Mar 24, 2023

Mar 24, 2023

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Ever since the introduction of the pelvic exam as a gynecological procedure in the late 19th century, consumers and doctors have struggled to define the boundaries between preventive health and sexual impropriety.  In the early twentieth century, for example, cancer awareness programs were stymied by the failure of the press to print particular words deemed “inappropriate,” such as “uterus, cervix, discharge, bloody, or menses.” And despite the emergence of second wave feminism in the 1970s,...

Mar 24, 2023

6:00 PM

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Alan RossSharing the Light…A Photographers JourneyFriday, March 24 at 6 p.m. in room E125 Visual Arts Building Alan Ross is a renowned photographer whose unique vision combines traditional photographic methods with today’s technology. Ross is best known for his tonally exquisite black-and-white photographs of the American West. He worked side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his photographic assistant, and was personally selected by Adams to print his Yosemite Special Edition negatives, a role h...

Mar 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023

2:00 PM

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to joi...

Mar 26, 2023

Mar 26, 2023

3:00 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

Mar 31, 2023

Mar 31, 2023

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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This event is part of the 2023 Obermann Humanities Symposium, Frequências: Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Cinema & the Black Diaspora. On Friday, March 31, there will be a performance by Cauleen Smith through her Black Utopia LP, followed by a post-performance conversation with Michael B. Gillespie. Free and open to all.

Apr 6, 2023

Apr 6, 2023

7:00 PM

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The Fusion of African Retentive and Continued Trinbagonian dances and Contemporary American dance for the classroom and stage Kieron Dwayne Sargeant’s artist talk will focus on his work deconstructing and fusing African -Trinbagonian dances to create movement vocabulary, creative processes, and aesthetics which read as contemporary and can be fused with American modern and contemporary dance sensibilities and aesthetics. Kieron Dwayne Sargeant is a Trinidadian-born interdisciplinary artist...

Apr 7, 2023

Apr 7, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Apr 15, 2023

Apr 15, 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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This workshop is a thematic introduction to shadow puppetry as a bridge between performance, poetry, and visual art. The workshop will offer a balance between language and image-based narrative. Students will explore modes of shadow theater using analog overhead projectors as cinematic devices, and will also learn techniques for constructing shadow puppets made from cut paper and wire. For those who wish to perform their work live, we will host a performance “event” at the culmination of the...

Apr 20, 2023

Apr 20, 2023

6:30 PM

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This is the first in a series of roundtable discussions between contemporary artists working in Africa and the United States funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. Work by both Cole and Youmbi is featured prominently in Homecoming, the Stanley’s inaugural exhibition. Both Youmbi—a Cameroonian artist who lives and works in Douala—and Cole—an American sculptor, printer, and perceptual engineer—make works that respond to and build upon African art-making traditions while interrogating the colonia...

Apr 22, 2023

Apr 22, 2023

2:00 PM

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Join us for a conversation between the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s head curator, Randall Griffey, and University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art director, Lauren Lessing, as they discuss Alice Neel’s 1967 painting The Black Boys, on loan to the Stanley from the Tia Collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Griffey, who co-curated the blockbuster exhibition Alice Neel: People Come First, which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021, will share insights into Neel’s work and career and ...

Apr 23, 2023

Apr 23, 2023

3:00 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

Apr 27, 2023

Apr 27, 2023

6:30 PM

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Be a part of the premiere of a new one-act, immersive opera by composer Nathan Felix. Performers will move throughout the galleries, with different movements or pieces set around the audience. At some points, you may find yourself in the middle of the ensemble. Nathan Felix (born 1981) is a Mexican American composer based in Brooklyn. His music has been premiered in Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Mongolia, and the United States, and his music has been featured on the BBC, MTV, and NPR....

Apr 29, 2023

Apr 29, 2023

2:00 PM

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This spring, the Stanley Reads book group features What Napoleon Could Not Do, the debut novel of Derek (DK) Nnuro, the museum’s curator of special projects. The club will meet three times over the spring semester to discuss the novel and discover how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect with themes in the book. Nnuro will also be on hand to answer questions about the novel and engage participants in craft discussions. We encourage budding writers—especially writers of fiction—to joi...

May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

May 5, 2023

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Golden Hills RC&D is partnering with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) to host an archaeology lecture and hands-on atlatl spear throwing on May 5, 2023. The presentation will discuss the archaeology of Native American ancestors in the Loess Hills region and Tribes descendent to region who inform and influence Iowa archaeology today. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Register here.  Partners include: Golden Hills RC&D, Friends of...

May 6, 2023

May 6, 2023

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Golden Hills RC&D is partnering with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) to offer an archaeology roadshow (artifact identification) event on May 6, 2023. Archaeologists will identify artifacts from personal collections the picnic shelter at Botna Bend Park. Visitors can bring a small selection of artifacts to discuss with the archaeologists! Please limit the number of artifacts you bring to five or fewer. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration strongly enco...

May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023

3:00 PM

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Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fo...

Jun 2, 2023

Jun 2, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Jul 7, 2023

Jul 7, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Aug 4, 2023

Aug 4, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Sep 1, 2023

Sep 1, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Oct 6, 2023

Oct 6, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Nov 3, 2023

Nov 3, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...

Dec 1, 2023

Dec 1, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each sessio...