Every Friday from 2:30-4 p.m.

Each Friday, the Stanley offers UI Students an opportunity to ease out of a week of classes and enter the weekend refreshed. During the wind down, students are invited to drop in and visit the galleries to sketch, meditate, and practice mindfulness. Sketch materials and information on self-guided mediation are available for free at the front desk.

  • Guided Meditation
    • Experience a guided mediation and brief discussion about stress management led by Koru Mindfulness teachers trained to support college students and young adults through mindfulness, meditation, and stress management.
  • Create and Chill
    • A unique and hands-on program that integrates art viewing, art making and mindfulness strategies to provide students with tools to de-stress, manage anxiety, and develop wellness practices.
  • Self-guided Meditation Activities


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Guided Meditation Led by Student Wellness

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Take a break from your studies and join us in the present moment. Experience a guided meditation and brief discussion led by Koru Mindfulness teachers. No prior experience is necessary. Please remember, food and beverages must remain in the cloakroom on the first floor. Find more information about mindfulness at UI: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs/mindfulness
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, December 9, 2022 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
We welcome students to the museum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. each Friday to relax, sketch, read, meditate, and practice mindfulness. Unwind from the week and enter the weekend refreshed! Handouts from Student Wellness and Art Therapist Dana Keeton are available at the welcome desk. We invite visitors to do the exercises in the Visual Classroom to de-stress and ease themselves into the weekend.