May Day—Workers of the World Unite!

  • 2:00 PM

Online via Zoom

Experience the #MuseumFromHome.

During this virtual event, Associate Curator of Education Brady Plunger will invite the audience to consider the work that makes art possible. Using a small selection of works by twentieth-century artists including Joaquín Torres-García, Diego Rivera, and Elizabeth Catlett, Plunger will shine a light on the “hustle” of being a working artist during the first half of the twentieth century and illuminate the ways in which artists advocated for themselves socially, politically, and economically through their art and through collective action.

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Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event features a theme for looking at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building! 

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

Diego Rivera
Man in Straw Hat, n.d. (possibly 1930s)
Watercolor, 15 ¼ x 10 ¾ in.
Gift of Wendall Miller Estate, 1996.10

Cost: Free and open to all


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 a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.