Art & Write Night

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Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces.

Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists.

Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session and will sometimes move about the Museum but we'll always start in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds (Bird Hall) on the third Floor of Macbride Hall. Join anytime between 6-8 p.m. and feel free to participate in a themed creation challenge or work on your own project with our exhibits as inspiration. We'll save the last 15-30 minutes of each session to share what we've been working on, connecting with others (optional, of course!).

Please note, the Museum is typically closed during this time, meaning the main entrance to Iowa Hall (atop the large staircase outside on the east side of Macbride Hall) will be closed and locked. All other building doors will be open, offering access to the Ground Floor of Macbride Hall. Bird Hall is located on the third floor of Macbride Hall and can be reached by stairs or by taking the elevator to the third floor and crossing the auditorium to the north side of the building. 

Friday, October 7, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, February 4, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, March 4, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, April 1, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, May 6, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, June 3, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, July 1, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, August 5, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, September 2, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, November 4, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, December 2, 2022 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Hageboeck Hall of Birds (Bird Hall, third Floor)
39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Carolina Kaufman in advance at 319-467-3130 or