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Hawkeye Lunch & Learn

You are invited to the upcoming Hawkeye Lunch & Learn lecture presented by Jim Hayes, Grant Wood Art Colony Board Chair, titled, Grant Wood: Myth, Memories, and the Midwest. His lecture will feature Maura Pilcher, Grant Wood Art Colony Director. This lecture is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is encouraged.

RSVP by clicking on the "I'm Going" button on this page, and following the login instructions. Friends and Alumni will be prompted to create an account the first time they register for a University of Iowa event. Please contact if you encounter any technical issues. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, and drinks and desserts will be provided.

The University of Iowa continues Grant Wood’s legacy through the Grant Wood Art Colony. Wood is best known for painting American Gothic, one of the world’s most internationally recognizable paintings. Amidst the warm reception of his painting, he created of a community of kindred spirits. Jim Hayes and Maura Pilcher will describe the current manifestation of Wood’s colony, including the history of Wood’s Iowa City home, the evolution of the Grant Wood Art Colony, and its current Fellows’ activities. This lecture is sponsored by The University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement. To view upcoming lectures in the Hawkeye Lunch & Learn series visit

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of Outreach & Engagement in advance at 319-335-0684.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Iowa Theater
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa

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Office of the Provost

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Outreach Iowa, Grant Wood Colony



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Jade Manternach

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Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy left a review 4/6/2016

if this is re Grant Wood house: I have walked by it many times- most of the information presented was all new to me. I am pleased to see money and energy has been invested to maintain and restore it.

Gloria Wortman

Gloria Wortman left a positive review 4/6/2016

Great! I enjoyed seeing the Grant Wood house and hearing the annecdotes. I realize I have been in Iowa City a long time! Dr. Moore delivered my second child and cared for all three of them while we were students here!

Ann Christenson

Ann Christenson left a positive review 4/6/2016


Philip Heckel

Philip Heckel left a positive review 4/6/2016

Great talks and pictures, but too crowded. You needed a bigger venue if the signups showed more people interested in attending than there were seats available.

Margaret Daniels

Margaret Daniels left a positive review 4/6/2016

I really enjoyed seeing the Grant Wood house. I thought the artist colony referred to the one Grant Wood had near Anamosa. A good lecture.

Marlys Dunphy

Marlys Dunphy left a positive review 4/6/2016

The presentation by Jim Hayes and Moira Pilcher was excellent. Jim gave such a great overview of the home and included so many of the details that make it such a treasure. The great turnout was impressive and shows how important Grant Wood is to our community. There need to be more presentations like this to drum up support for the Colony. Thanks so much!!!!

Dan Campion

Dan Campion left a positive review 4/6/2016

Hearing Jim Hayes describe the history of Grant Wood's house and the plans for the Grant Wood Art Colony was a great pleasure.

David Kreiter

David Kreiter left a positive review 4/6/2016

The event was very worthwhile and the speakers did a fantastic job. I very much liked the Jackson Pollick event as well. I would like to hear more lectures on topics of science from the fields of Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.

Karlyn Larson

Karlyn Larson left a positive review 4/6/2016

Very interesting and great slideshow.

Paul C. Juhl

Paul C. Juhl 4/8/2016

Fine program presented by Maura Pilcher and Jim Hayes. The large turnout certainly shows the continued interest in the artist, Grant Wood. The Colony is a very unique approach for the University of Iowa and I look forward to continued support by all. The gifting of the Grant Wood home and the adjacent houses by Jim will further increase the importance of the art community in Iowa City.