Book a Stanley School Programs Visit

SSP visits are suspended until fall 2020.

Requests for fall 2020 and spring 2021 classroom visits will begin August 2020.

Classroom visits will be limited to Johnson and Linn counties in the fall of 2020.

Use this form to request a presentation, or multiple presentations, from Stanley School Programs (SSP). SSP is our outreach program that brings art objects from the education collections into schools and other venues within a 50-mile radius of Iowa City. Presentations typically last 45 minutes to 1 hour, but can be adapted to fit into shorter class periods. We recommend following your school's daily bell schedule when planning presentations. Group sizes should be limited to 20-25 students per presentation. Larger groups can be accommodated, but be aware that groups larger than 25 lead to less opportunity for students to have hands-on engagement with the art and to participate in discussions. 

Book your visit on a day you expect to be in the classroom. Emergencies may arise, but if a substitute teacher is in the classroom the day of a SSP visit, we reserve the right to cancel your visit. We will try to reschedule as our availability allows.

It typically takes 1–2 weeks to schedule a visit. Because of the number of visit requests that SSP receives, some requests cannot be accommodated. Scheduling early is encouraged. After submitting your request, you will be contacted via e-mail to confirm the details of your visit.

Incomplete forms will not be accepted. You must complete all required fields for your form to be processed, including first and second choice dates and a presentation schedule.

Learn more about our Stanley School Programs:

  • Art of Africa—includes ceremonial masks, elaborately carved knives, richly patterned textiles, and carved sculptures.
  • Graphic Novels & Comic Art—features original works of art created by contemporary comic book artists and graphic novelists.
  • American Indian and First Peoples Art— includes contemporary pottery, carvings, masks, sculpture, and drawings by indigenous North American artists.
  • Masks—features masks from the Art of Africa and American Indian collections.