smART talks

  • 1:00 PM–1:20 PM

Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union
125 N. Madison Street, Iowa City

An afternoon break filled with art, discovery, and community!

m ryan noble is an interdisciplinary artist and licensed art therapist. He explores the canon of art history and questions its relationships to issues of today, including sexism, gender norms, and national identity. Ryan and his family moved to Iowa City just over one year ago, and he is actively involved in Public Space One.

Ryan’s current project about freedom questions gender roles and encourages audience participation. We will also discuss the work of Ana Mendieta and Miriam Schapiro (both UI grads) in the Stanley’s permanent collection. 

After the event, we encourage you to keep the discussion going on the ground floor of the IMU at Java House or the food court. 

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Stanley smART talks present faculty of the University of Iowa and members of the community whose work relates to current events. Speakers share their work and its connection to the Stanley Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We invite the audience to take a break from your day and spend 15–20 minutes participating in the discussion and sharing your experiences.

smART talks are for anyone who enjoys engaging with the community and discovering new connections between the museum’s collection and events beyond its walls. We invite the campus community—including courses and student groups—and the surrounding area to join our discussion, and we encourage everyone in Iowa and beyond to watch the conversation on Facebook.

smART talks will occur roughly once a month during the fall and spring semester.

Cost: Free


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.