Articles from April 2024

flat lay of white water color paper, oil pastels, water colors, a black sharpie marker, and a paper towel

Night at the Museum: Pizza & Paint

Monday, April 15, 2024
In case you couldn't make it to this months installment of Night at the Museum, we hosted a Pizza & Paint night! We had an art activity led by Amanda Lensing. The inspiration for the activity came from Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. For this event, we also partnered with Campus Activities Board (CAB)! There was also yummy pizza, fruit, cookies, and drinks!
A screenshot of one of Abbie's 'hey, SMA!' project videos; featuring the hand-drawn 'hey, SMA!' logo on top of a blurred image of the rainbow colored mural in the Stanley lobby.

hey, SMA!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
hey, SMA! is a video interview series with visiting artists designed to succinctly communicate their work and philosophies to a public audience. This series is Abbie McLaren’s personal project for her 2023-24 academic year as museum programs intern.
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Night at the Museum: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Monday, April 1, 2024
For the month of March, we hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to address issues of representation in the arts. Read this blog post to learn all about it--we made a scavenger hunt, pressed buttons, collaborated with Art Hawks and the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library, and made a difference for Women's History Month!