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Happy Birthday, Lil Picard

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
On the anniversary of Lil Picard’s birthday (Oct. 4), the Stanley Museum of Art and University of Iowa Special Collections & Archives will display materials from the artist’s archive in an “open house” style. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by the event to learn about Lil Picard’s life, see examples of her work—as well as manuscript records from her archive—and partake in birthday treats. Lil Picard is a prime example of how the collections in the museum and the collections in...
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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. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led by...
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IBL Speaker Series - Brian Frye, "How to Do Things with NFTs"

Friday, October 7, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
This is part of the Iowa Innovation, Business, and Law Center's Fall 2022 Speaker Series, From Antiquities to Warhol: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Law.   Frye will explain why the art market is and always has been a market for securitized celebrity, and how the NFT market creates the potential for all celebrities to access this capital market. Brian L. Frye is the Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. His scholarship focuses on intellectual...
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, October 7, 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.
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Chill & Create

Friday, October 7, 2022 2:30pm 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 1.5-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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Art & Write Night

Friday, October 7, 2022 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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IBL Speaker Series - Nicholas O'Donnell, "I Would Die 4 (Fair) U(se): Transformation and the Visual Arts After Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
This is part of the Iowa Innovation, Business, and Law Center's Fall 2022 Speaker Series, From Antiquities to Warhol: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Law.   Nick’s practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, for which he has appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents corporations, employers, individuals, investment advisers, banks, and others around the world in contract, employment, securities, consumer protection, tort and domestic relations cases...
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Stanley Campus Council Halloween celebration! This event is open to all UI students. Come celebrate Halloween with the Stanley Campus Council. Join us in the lobby to make a fun creepy craft to decorate your dorm room or apartment for the holiday, eat some candy, and do the Monster Mash. Then, head up to third floor Visual Laboratory to view some specially-curated works from the collection that embody the Halloween spirit... like the skull sculpture pictured in this ad. Costumes...
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, October 14, 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.
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Gallery Tour with Diana Tuite, visiting senior curator of Modern and Contemporary art

Saturday, October 15, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join Diana Tuite, visiting senior curator of Modern and Contemporary art, for a tour of half of the Homecoming exhibition.     
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Exhibition Spotlight: Valuing the Ancient in a Modern World

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Join the Pentacrest Museums as we explore the history of Archaeology in Iowa in our latest Exhibition Spotlight series program.
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IBL Speaker Series - Nicholas Holmes, "A Counsel's Role at the Artist's Museum"

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
This is part of the Iowa Innovation, Business, and Law Center's Fall 2022 Speaker Series, From Antiquities to Warhol: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Law. With an illustrated lecture, Holmes will share an overview of the day to day legal issues that arise in the General Counsel's office of a major art museum.   Nicholas S. Holmes, General Counsel, Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Holmes is responsible for advising the Board of Trustees, the Director, and various Museum departments...
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Curator Talk with Diana Tuite, visiting senior curator of Modern and Contemporary art

Thursday, October 20, 2022 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join Diana Tuite, visiting senior curator of Modern and Contemporary art, for a talk focused on the inaugural exhibition and the state—and stakes—of curatorial practice.  If you are not able to attend in person, please join us via Zoom Webinar (no registration necessary): https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93196603778.
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, October 21, 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.
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Guided Meditation Led by Student Wellness

Friday, October 21, 2022 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Take a break from your studies and join us in the present moment. Experience a guided mediation 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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A Chinese Geo-Narrative painting at the Stanley Museum of Art, Elizabeth Kindall Visiting Scholar School of Art and Art History

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 5:30pm
Art Building West
“A Chinese Geo-Narrative painting at the Stanley Museum of Art”Visiting scholar: Elizabeth Kindall, Associate Professor, University of St. ThomasOct. 26th (Wed) 5:30 p.m. CT, ABW116 or Zoom (register here) https://uiowa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrd-GoqT0oG9HbMoMnfCKSui75xDimEbSNHosted by the School of Art and Art History, co-sponsored by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies This lecture is free and open to the public. Elizabeth Kindall is...
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, October 28, 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.
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IBL Speaker Series - Lauren Lessing and Cory Gundlach, "Whether It's Real and Why It Is Here: Authenticity, Provenance, and the Repatriation of African Art"

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Boyd Law Building
This is part of the Iowa Innovation, Business, and Law Center's Fall 2022 Speaker Series, From Antiquities to Warhol: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Law.   Lauren Lessing became the director of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in July 2018. She brings with her many years of experience working in art museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, where she built the...
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"Downriver" Reception

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Reception for Downriver, a film commissioned by the Stanley Museum of Art in 2019 and on view in Gallery 8. Film director Heidi Wiren Barlett will give an introduction and Joyce Tsai, who worked with Bartlett on the commission, will discuss the work. Join us later in the evening for Source and Flow: A Conversation between Joyce Tsai and Heidi Wiren Bartlett about Downriver. 7 p.m., Art Building West.
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Source and Flow: A Conversation between Joyce Tsai and Heidi Wiren Bartlett about "Downriver"

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Art Building West
Heidi Wiren Bartlett is an interdisciplinary performance artist from the Great Plains. Her film, Downriver, is part of the Stanley's Homecoming exhibition and on view during the fall semester. Bartlett will be in conversation with Joyce Tsai, director of the Clyfford Still Museum of Art and former chief curator of the Stanley Museum of Art, about the film. Join us in advance for a 3 p.m. reception & gallery talk at the UI Stanley Museum of Art.
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