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 a tour or program, please contact the Stanley in advance at 319-335-1727.

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Art & Write Night

Friday, August 2, 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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Sunday With the Docents | Art of Medicine

Sunday, August 4, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us at the Stanley Museum of Art on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. for our Sundays with the Docents tour where Stanley docents create unique tours to share with our audiences throughout the year. The Art of Medicine will be led by Docent Ellen Link. Ellen is a graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and was a faculty member in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics for over 25 years. She is now an Emeritus Faculty who holds a passion for art and art museums, and has developed an...
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Dance Party with My Friends

Thursday, August 8, 2024 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Embrace the vibrancy and energy of Keith Haring's color and line at this 80s-theme dance party! Join us in Gibson Square Park to start your weekend early with music and a food truck. Please note that this event is weather permitting only, and it will be canceled in the event of rain or high winds.
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Stanley Creates | Haring, Music, and Movement

Saturday, August 10, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Keith Haring captivated audiences with bold lines and dynamic figures. He also loved to dance. After discussing Haring's work in the gallery, we'll create our own iconic figures using the freeze dance game in our lobby! Show off your own dance. When the music stops, hold that pose! A friend will trace your outline. After repeating this a few times, we'll color in the outlines with colors and patterns. If the weather permits, we will use sidewalk chalk in Gibson Square Park (in front of the...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, September 6, 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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Night at the Museum

Thursday, September 12, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Once a month, the Stanley hosts events designed to introduce the museum to University of Iowa students through engaging and creative activities. These events, called "Nights at the Museum," occur on Thursday nights when the museum is open late, are planned and developed with the assistance of the Campus Engagement Coordinator, a student employee who works with museum staff to engage student audiences. Information about past Nights at the Museum can be found here. Attending these student events...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, October 4, 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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Night at the Museum

Thursday, October 10, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Once a month, the Stanley hosts events designed to introduce the museum to University of Iowa students through engaging and creative activities. These events, called "Nights at the Museum," occur on Thursday nights when the museum is open late, are planned and developed with the assistance of the Campus Engagement Coordinator, a student employee who works with museum staff to engage student audiences. Information about past Nights at the Museum can be found here. Attending these student events...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, November 1, 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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Night at the Museum

Thursday, November 14, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Once a month, the Stanley hosts events designed to introduce the museum to University of Iowa students through engaging and creative activities. These events, called "Nights at the Museum," occur on Thursday nights when the museum is open late, are planned and developed with the assistance of the Campus Engagement Coordinator, a student employee who works with museum staff to engage student audiences. Information about past Nights at the Museum can be found here. Attending these student events...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, December 6, 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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Study at the Stanley

Tuesday, December 17 10:00am to Thursday, December 19, 2024 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free cocoa, coffee, cider, 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, December 18 10:00am to Friday, December 20, 2024 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free cocoa, coffee, cider, 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

Thursday, December 19 10:00am to Saturday, December 21, 2024 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Make the Stanley your study spot for finals week. We'll have free cocoa, coffee, cider, 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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Art & Write Night

Friday, February 7, 2025 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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Night at the Museum

Thursday, February 13 10:00am to Friday, February 14, 2025 4:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Once a month, the Stanley hosts events designed to introduce the museum to University of Iowa students through engaging and creative activities. These events, called "Nights at the Museum," occur on Thursday nights when the museum is open late, are planned and developed with the assistance of the Campus Engagement Coordinator, a student employee who works with museum staff to engage student audiences. Information about past Nights at the Museum can be found here. Attending these student events...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, March 7, 2025 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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Night at the Museum

Thursday, March 13, 2025 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Once a month, the Stanley hosts events designed to introduce the museum to University of Iowa students through engaging and creative activities. These events, called "Nights at the Museum," occur on Thursday nights when the museum is open late, are planned and developed with the assistance of the Campus Engagement Coordinator, a student employee who works with museum staff to engage student audiences. Information about past Nights at the Museum can be found here. Attending these student events...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, April 4, 2025 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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Night at the Museum

Thursday, April 10, 2025 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Once a month, the Stanley hosts events designed to introduce the museum to University of Iowa students through engaging and creative activities. These events, called "Nights at the Museum," occur on Thursday nights when the museum is open late, are planned and developed with the assistance of the Campus Engagement Coordinator, a student employee who works with museum staff to engage student audiences. Information about past Nights at the Museum can be found here. Attending these student events...
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