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. 

Elizabeth Catlett: A Legacy For Iowa

Elizabeth Catlett: A Legacy For IowaBy Nico Alvarado-Greenwood

[From the UIMA Magazine, Spring 2007]

To describe the sculptor and printmaker Elizabe...

From the Archives: Giovanni Battista Piranesi and "Le Antichità Romane”

From the University of Iowa Museum of Art Bulletin, 1976

FOREWORD 

The first issue of this bulletin is dedicated to Owen and Leone Elliott whose gen...

From the Archives: Turning Points in Pollock's Early Imagery

From the University of Iowa Museum of Art Bulletin, Spring 1976

TURNING POINTS IN POLLOCK’S EARLY IMAGERY

Stephen C. Foster

The author wishes to ex...

From the Archives: Conservation of Delaunay’s "La Poétesse"

From the University of Iowa Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 1977

In 1974, The University of Iowa Museum of Art joined the Intermuseum Conservation Ass...

The Director Collects: Simone Leigh

By Lauren Lessing

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

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 ...