University Faculty

The Stanley Museum will offer virtual visits to the Stanley Visual Classroom, videos, and worksheets, and discussion guides to support teaching and research in 2021–22.


The museum welcomes faculty to the Stanley Visual Classroom to support research and learning objectives. Students from all disciplines can benefit from the many transferrable skills that looking closely at art sharpens, including observation, critical thinking, cultural awareness, written and oral communication, and empathy. Watch this short video to find out more about how the museum supports teaching at the UI.

Students, faculty, and staff from the UI or another college or university may request virtual tours and visits to the Stanley Visual Classroom, as well as video content and resources for teaching, through our online visit request form.

We also offer resources to help faculty teach with the collection, including discussion guides, worksheets, and videos. We continue to add to the resources with new faculty requests. If you have taught with the collection and would like to share your assignment or class activities with others, please contact Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement, 

The Stanley collaborates across the UI campus and beyond. In the last five years, we have worked with UI faculty, students, and staff in the following departments:

  • Academic Advising Center
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian & Slavic Languages and Literature
  • Center for the Book
  • Center for Teaching
  • Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Cinematic Arts
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Law
  • Dance
  • Division of World Languages, Literature, and Culture
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • French
  • German
  • Health & Human Physiology
  • History
  • International Studies Program
  • International Writing Program
  • Iowa Writers’ Workshop
  • Literary Translation
  • Museum Studies
  • Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
  • Physics
  • Radiology
  • Rhetoric
  • School of Art & Art History
  • School of Library & Information Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish & Portuguese
  • Theatre
  • University College
  • University Libraries