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Write at the Stanley: A Generative Writing Workshop

Sunday, May 26, 2024 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fourth...
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Drawing Salon with Robert Caputo

Sunday, May 19, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The Drawing Salon focuses on drawing artworks from the museum's collection. Each session will focus on a different artwork. The sessions will begin with an introduction and discussion of the selected work. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their own visions and to take inspiration from the artworks in the gallery. Pencils and sketchbooks/paper are the only artmaking materials allowed in the galleries. The museum has golf pencils with erasers and clipboards for participants to use...
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Sunday With the Docents: What is a “Print?”

Sunday, May 19, 2024 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us at the Stanley Museum of Art on May 19 at noon for our inaugural Sundays with the Docents tour where Stanley docents create unique tours to share with our audiences throughout the year. What is a “Print?” will be led by Docent and former Adjunct Assistant Professor in Printmaking, Deanne Wortman. Deanne will share her experiences in the amazing world of printmaking. Visitors will examine printmaking history, materials, processes, and artists while being led through a tour of some of...
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Staged Reading of SANKO FA by Isaac Addai

Saturday, May 18, 2024 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
SANKO FA is a story that explores the complexity of identity and legacy: a struggling artist is presented with the opportunity to ascend to stardom if he completes a series of labors for a mysterious benefactor, leaving him at a crossroads.  Isaac Addai will conduct a reading of the play in the Museums Visual Classroom with objects from the collection on display.  SANKO FA is a solo performance play that is still being workshopped. The content for the story was inspired by the Asante artifacts...
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Study at the Stanley

Thursday, May 9, 2024 10:00am to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free coffee, lemonade, punch, and snacks available all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 a.m.–4 p.m.). Stop by for a few hours to study for your exams: grab a snack, replenish your study supplies (we'll have post-its, highlighters, and more) and take a quick break—either by exploring the galleries or playing with a fidget toy.
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Study at the Stanley

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 10:00am to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free coffee, lemonade, punch, and snacks available all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 a.m.–4 p.m.). Stop by for a few hours to study for your exams: grab a snack, replenish your study supplies (we'll have post-its, highlighters, and more) and take a quick break—either by exploring the galleries or playing with a fidget toy.
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Study at the Stanley

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 10:00am to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free coffee, lemonade, punch, and snacks available all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 a.m.–4 p.m.). Stop by for a few hours to study for your exams: grab a snack, replenish your study supplies (we'll have post-its, highlighters, and more) and take a quick break—either by exploring the galleries or playing with a fidget toy.
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Celebrate With My Friends at Horn

Sunday, May 5, 2024 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Following the grand opening of To My Friends at Horn: Keith Haring and Iowa City, the Stanley Museum of Art invites you to a special event dedicated to the students of Horn Elementary School! Keith Haring painted the mural, A Book Full of Fun, especially for students to inspire them and show them that art is for everyone. This Sunday, we welcome students, staff, families, and friends from Horn Elementary and all schools across Iowa to celebrate Keith Haring's legacy and his connection to Iowa...
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Opening Reception | To My Friends at Horn: Keith Haring and Iowa City

Saturday, May 4, 2024 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for the grand opening of the exhibition, To My Friends at Horn: Keith Haring and Iowa City. Opening on Keith Haring’s birthday, this exhibition celebrates the artist’s legacy and honors the many individuals who shaped his visits to Iowa City during the 1980s. The 1989 mural Haring painted for Ernest Horn Elementary School, which is on loan to the Stanley Museum of Art during the school’s renovation, anchors the exhibition and is accompanied by other works of art, photographs, and...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, May 3, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Chill and Create

Friday, May 3, 2024 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This unique and hands-on program integrates art viewing, art making and mindfulness strategies to provide students with tools to de-stress, manage anxiety, and develop wellness practices. During the 2-hour workshop, participants will learn new ways to improve well-being, while benefiting from the positive effects of viewing and making art. No prior art making experience necessary. The workshop will be led by Dana Keeton, a local board-certified art therapist and licensed mental health...
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Write at the Stanley: A Generative Writing Workshop

Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us monthly to generate new creative writing inspired by works in the Stanley collection. Each session will be led by a different talented writer from our area, who will be offering a new prompt and a new approach to ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by visual art). Bring your own notebook and pencil or computer and leave with the beginning of a newly written piece. Co-sponsored by Iowa City Poetry. Teen and adult writers in all genres are welcome. Write at the Stanley meets every fourth...
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Drawing Salon with Robert Caputo

Sunday, April 21, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The Drawing Salon focuses on drawing artworks from the museum's collection. Each session will focus on a different artwork. The sessions will begin with an introduction and discussion of the selected work. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their own visions and to take inspiration from the artworks in the gallery. Pencils and sketchbooks/paper are the only artmaking materials allowed in the galleries. The museum has golf pencils with erasers and clipboards for participants to use...
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Schools Out at the Stanley | Colorful Textured Copper Plates

Friday, April 19, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
On your day off from school, stop at the Stanley to create an art project and enjoy snacks in our lobby. Then, head up to the galleries to try your hand at our scavenger hunts and find a new favorite artwork. Create unique and beautiful designs using textured plates and sharpies! Kids will press the textured plates onto very thin sheets of copper to combine different textures. Then, they will experiment with different colored sharpies to complete their artwork. Please allow 30 minutes to...
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Artist Talk | Tommy Kha

Thursday, April 18, 2024 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The Stanley Museum of Art is thrilled to host artist Tommy Kha for the next artist talk on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. The talk, marked by the recent acquisition of two of Kha's works, is followed by a conversation with Visiting Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Diana Tuite. Attendees will be invited to view Kha's work firsthand in the galleries following the event.
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A workshop on teaching with African art

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Image credit: Chihongo (male face mask), Chokwe style. Early to mid-20th century. Wood, cotton, bark, raffia. 11 1/2  x 9  x 10 3/4 in. University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, The Stanley Collection of African Art, X1990.598 SAAH Visiting Scholar Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz will join Professors T.J. Dedeaux-Norris (Associate Professor, SAAH) and Beatrice Mkenda (Associate Professor of Instruction, French and Italian), and Dr. Cory Gundlach (Curator of African Art, SMA) for a workshop on...
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Night At The Museum: Pizza & Paint

Thursday, April 11, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for our next installment of Night at the Museum—a series of monthly events for students that occur Thursday nights, when the museum is open late.  This month, we're partnering with Campus Activities Board (CAB) to host a paint-and-sip-style creative workshop led by Amanda Lensing! Lensing will lead attendees in creating their own pastel-and-watercolor masterpiece, inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's work. This event has a limited capacity; we encourage you to RSVP at this link t...
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Judging Books by Covers: History in the Making

Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
A Virtual Curator Talk with Eric Ensley and Emily Martin Join Eric Ensley and Emily Martin, co-curators of Making the Book, Past and Present, for a behind-the-scenes look at their Main Library Gallery exhibition. Find out how they decided which Special Collections & Archives materials to share with visitors, discover more about some of the curators' favorite items, and learn why it is so important to show modern book art in conversation with historic books.  Registration is required to attend...
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Schools Out at the Stanley | Robot Collage

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
On your day off from school, stop at the Stanley to create an art project and enjoy snacks in our lobby. Then, head up to the galleries to try your hand at our scavenger hunts and find a new favorite artwork. This week, collage your own robot! We will provide a base and a variety of materials. Gear up your creativity and imagination to create a unique robot! Please allow 30 minutes to complete the art project. No registration required.
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Art & Write Night

Friday, April 5, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...