smART talks: November 2018

  • 12:00 PM–12:20 PM

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

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

David Johnson is a photographer and visiting assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History. He will discuss his series institutional etiquette and strange overtones. The architecturally inspired photographs consider the dynamic between the built environment and its inhabitants, seeking out unexpected interplays of light, color, and form in the public and private spheres. He explores museum galleries and offices, as well as donors’ private homes. The conversation will consider Johnson’s choices in composing and lighting the photographs, as well as larger questions of the museum environment, a timely topic with the upcoming new building for the Stanley Museum of Art. The event will also be live-streamed and archived on the Stanley’s Facebook page.

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.

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.