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Share your memories of Keith Haring's trip to Iowa City and be a part of our exhibition

Keith Haring (1958–1990) was a revolutionary graffiti artist. The Stanley Museum of Art will commemorate Haring's visits to Iowa City in 1984 and 1989 with an upcoming exhibition, and we want you to be involved! 

Scheduled to open on May 4, 2024, To My Friends at Horn: Keith Haring and Iowa City will celebrate the artist's ties to our community. We hope to locate individuals who were a part of Haring's visits and incorporate their stories into the show. 

If you or someone you know was at Horn Elementary School, or met the artist during his trips to Iowa City (1984 and 1989), or if you have any related photos, drawings, or other memorabilia, we want to hear from you!

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Award-winning writers find inspiration in the Stanley Museum of Art collection

Publication ‘In a Time of Witness’ pairs beautiful imagery with new literary works

The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art announces the September release of In a Time of Witness, a publication highlighting the Museum’s celebrated collection.

Beyond a traditional exhibition catalog, the book pairs stunning imagery from the Stanley collection with original literary responses to showcase an innovative vision for art interpretation.

For more information about the catalogue and its contributors, click here
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Our beautiful building is a cultural and social center where you can explore, unwind, meet, and create. Everyone is welcome.

Plan Your Visit
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Spark your curiosity with something new or stop by and see your old favorites.                                                                                                                                  

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The world-class art collection provides exciting opportunities for teaching, learning, and research.                                                                            

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There’s always something exciting going on at your art museum. Find out what’s coming up on the calendar.


Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–​​​​​​​4:30 p.m.​​​​​​​
Sunday: 12:00–4:30 p.m.

Admission to the museum building will end 15 minutes before gallery closing.

The museum will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Friday, November 24, 2023

Office Hours

Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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August 26, 2022–July 2025

The Stanley's inaugural exhibition, Homecoming,  reintroduces visitors to the museum's extraordinary collection. Homecoming comprises a series of related installations: “Generations,” which will foreground the University of Iowa’s history of innovative arts education and scholarship; “Fragments of the Canon,” featuring African art collected by a Black Iowan, Meredith Saunders; and “History Is Always Now,” in which the Stanley’s celebrated collection of African art will be displayed in a new way that emphasizes movement and cultural exchange through time and across space.

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The Building

Nestled between the Main Library and Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on the west side of Gibson Square Park, the new Stanley Museum of Art is a hub of learning and research for the University of Iowa and the state. The three-story, state-of-the-art building, designed by BNIM of Des Moines, Iowa, includes a range of flexible spaces for research, education, and exhibitions, and is ideally suited to serve as a center for interdisciplinary teaching, discovery, and community building.

Upcoming Events

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Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 10:00am to Tuesday, January 2, 2024 4:30pm
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The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art presents Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories.  Featuring the museum’s world-renowned collection of Native American ledger drawings and guest curated by Dr. Jacki Thompson Rand (citizen, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma); Associate Vice Chancellor for Native Affairs, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The show is generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art with additional support from John S. and Patricia C...
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Wilder Hill Players Holiday Performance

Sunday, December 10, 2023 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Wilder Hill players are ecstatic to be performing in the beautiful Stanley Museum again! The mission of the University of Iowa Musical Theatre Ambassadors is to spread the joy of musical theater and song across campus and create more performance opportunities for University of Iowa Musical Theatre students, with the purpose of bolstering enthusiasm for the arts on campus and in the Iowa City Community. The Wilder Hill players will be performing songs that celebrate warm fellowship during...
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Study at the Stanley

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 10:00am to 4:00pm
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Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free cocoa, coffee, cider, 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.
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Student News

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2023 Fall Semester Recap

Friday, December 8, 2023
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Night at the Museum: Bingo Queens

Friday, November 10, 2023
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Night at the Museum: The Art of Voting

Monday, September 18, 2023