“Museum as Public Good” with Joyce Tsai

  • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Online via Zoom (registration required)

“Museum as Public Good”

The Harold E. Dickson Lecture Series at Pennsylvania State University

The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art first opened in 1969 but its collection came into being far earlier. The University of Iowa was one of the first to accept creative works in fulfilment of the requirements of a thesis. It recognized artworks contributions to research. This paved the way for Iowa to be the first to establish the Master of Fine Arts as a degree program.  The collection came into being to serve these commitments; it coalesced around ideals forged between two wars, in the face of economic crisis, as fascism loomed ahead, and as American victory at mid-century was yet uncertain. What values can the permanent collection serve now? What values must it sustain moving forward?  

Thursday, February 11, 5:00 p.m. (CST) / 6:00 p.m. (EST) 

Zoom link (registration required)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cost: Free and open to all

Contact: joyce-tsai@uiowa.edu


Frederick W. Kent (Frederick Wallace) 1894-1984

Art students painting in studio with Jackson Pollock mural, The University of Iowa, January 10, 1952



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