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Dive In With the Stanley

Enjoy a fun, informative hour with Director Lauren Lessing and her husband Uri Lessing as they dive into the details of a work from the museum’s collection and bring it to life. This event is held live most Sundays via Instagram at 7:00 p.m. For further information and to join us: @uistanleymuseum.

Programs will be saved to Instagram TV if you are not able to join us live.

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Instruction Open House

Friday, August 19, 2022 11:00am to 1:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Instruction Open House! Preview the new Stanley Museum of Art classroom spaces and learn how to use campus collections in instruction.  All instructors, TAs, and Faculty are welcome to tour these new spaces. Tours will be available every half hour. Staff from Stanley Museum and the UI Libraries will be on site to answer any questions you might have about instruction resources. 
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Stanley Museum of Art Opening Celebration

Friday, August 26 3:00pm to Sunday, August 28, 2022 5:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new building! The 3–4 p.m. dedication on Aug. 26 will include remarks from UI President Barbara Wilson and Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing. Following the dedication, light refreshments will be served in Gibson Square Park. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. visitors can explore the galleries and enjoy curatorial introductions to Homecoming, the inaugural exhibition. Art-making activities in the park will be available all evening and there will be...
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Stanley Reads

Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations – The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. During...
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Stanley Reads

Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations – The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. During...
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Stanley Reads

Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations – The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. During...
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