Art At The End Of The World - Online



Again. Doomsdayers and apocalyptic prophets have warned of coming calamity for millennia. Still, humanity persists.

This hybrid class and virtual public program series explores all the ways the world has ended before and how creatives have responded. Follow along at home! 

Visit our online exhibition of student work.

Check out the course Syllabus for weekly contextual readings.

Participate in the virtual Book Club Wednesday evenings in April to discuss themes in apocalyptic literature.

Book Club schedule:

April 8 | 6pm : Katharine Burdekin, Swastika Night - Video conference link.

April 15 | 6pm : Mary Shelley, The Last Man - Video conference link.

April 22 | 6pm : Margaret Cavendish, The Blazing World - Video conference link.

April 29 | 6pm : Nostradamus, The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus - Video conference link.

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 the SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Tune in to the weekly Podcast which invites entrepreneurs, scholars, community leaders, artists, and many others to envision the end of the world according to their expertise.

Available episodes:

The End of Art with Joyce Tsai, PhD, Chief Curator at the Stanley Museum of Art and Associate Professor of Practice in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History

The End of Public Health with Sarah Ziegenhorn, Founder and Executive Director of Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition 

The End of Sustainability with Stratis Giannakouros, Director of the Office of Sustainability and the Environment at the University of Iowa

The End of Immunology and Microbiology with Lilliana Radoshevich, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa

Follow the class on Instagram to participate in weekly creative prompts and see new thematic work from current University of Iowa students.