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. 

Behind the Scenes: January 2022

While great care is used in storing textiles, wrinkles are inevitable. Manager of Design, Preparation & Installation Steve Erickson has been working d…

December 2021 building update

The ash wood floor is being laid in the second level galleries.

 

   

In the lobby, workers are painting and installing trim.

Pendant light fixtu…

Art Education

In November, Stanley Associate Curator of Education Joshua Siefken shared original comic book and graphic novel artworks with over 150 students at Pra…

Behind the Scenes - December 2021

Steve Erickson, manager of design, preparation, and installation at the Stanley, has been busy in his shop designing mounts for some of the textiles i…

UI Stanley Museum of Art Named Recipient of an American Rescue Plan Arts Grant

On November 10, 2021, the Iowa Department of Arts and Cultures announced that the Stanley Museum of Art will be awarded $7500 as a recipient of the Am…

Crisis Brings Connection - Virtual Programming for Older Adults

Join Amanda Lensing, Senior Living Communities Program coordinator on Wednesday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. CST (2:00 p.m. PST) when she presents at the…

Behind the Scenes - November 2021

Curator of African Arts Cory Gundlach, Manager of Design, Preparation & Installation Steve Erickson, and Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Kather…

New Conversations on African Art - the Conversation Continues

Ahead of the inaugural exhibition, the Stanley Museum of Art is hosting a three-part, online symposium. New Conversations on African Art, moderated by…

Museum of Art Building Nears Completion

The new Stanley Museum of Art building is over 90% complete and contractors are hard at work on the finishing details. The long ramp leading from Fron…

Become a Stanley Docent

Nearly fifteen years ago Jude Langhurst retired from a career in public relations and advertising and moved to Iowa City to be close to family. She’d …

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