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. 

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

From the University of Iowa Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 1977In 1974, The University of Iowa Museum of Art joined the Intermuseum Conservation Assoc...

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 ...