Stories from SMA

Join University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art staff and supporters as we inform, muse, riff and offer stories from beyond and behind the walls of SMA. 

The Director Collects: Simone Leigh

By Lauren LessingWhen I encountered Simone Leigh’s recent series of Face Jug sculptures at Chicago’s Art Expo last fall, I was struck not only by thei...

Fall 2019: The Stanley Visual Classroom

The Stanley Visual Classroom (SVC) highlights the UI Stanley Museum of Art’s connections to students, faculty, and the community in its three fall exh...

Introducing the Stanley Campus Council

The museum’s new mission and vision statements emphasize that the University of Iowa community lies at the very heart of our work. Our collection has ...