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Chill and Create

Friday, March 1, 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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A Year in Print | Opening Reception and Downtown Gallery Walk

Friday, March 1, 2024 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The Stanley Museum of Art will be hosting two events on Friday, March 1 from 5–8 p.m. Celebrate the grand opening of  our latest exhibition "A Year in Print" along with kicking off the 2024 Downtown Spring Gallery Walk! The exhibition showcases a newly acquired portfolio of "Twelve Prints by Contemporary American Artists" that explores diverse techniques and delves into the socio-political climate of 1919 through captivating prints. Alongside the exhibition, start your self guided journey of...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, March 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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Stanley Sage with Jan Friedman

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 10:30am to 11:30am
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for the first Stanley Sage session of the year, a program designed for older adults. This month, local artist Jan Friedman will discuss her career, process, and inspirations. Stanley Sage aims to inspire older adults to engage with the arts by learning about local artists experiences and the museums collection. Jan Friedman has been weaving since 1974. Jan received her MA in Textile Design at the University of Iowa in 1980. She has conducted workshops in weaving, color, and dyeing...
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Night At The Museum: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, March 7, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This March, we're doing something a little different.  For our next installment of Nights at the Museum—a series of events for UI students that occur monthly on Thursday nights, when the Stanley is open late--we're running a month long Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in partnership with Art Hawks and LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library in recognition of Women's History Month. This event has both synchronous and asynchronous elements. Use the provided materials any time to make edits to Wikipedia pages on your...
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Drawing Salon with Robert Caputo

Sunday, March 17, 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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What Now? Lecture by Suzanne Tick

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 6:00pm
Visual Arts Building
Suzanne Tick | Making Materials Matter & What Now? Join artist, innovator, designer and UIowa alum Suzanne Tick for two insightful conversations about her work. On Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Suzanne will present What Now?- the ever-changing discussion of evolution, connectivity with the world around us, and what is relevant for the time as we move forward as creatives in a post-Covid world. On Thursday March 21, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Building West...
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Artist Talk: Suzanne Tick Making Materials Matter

Thursday, March 21, 2024 6:30pm
Art Building West
Join artist, innovator, designer and UIowa alum Suzanne Tick for two insightful conversations about her work. What Now?  Wednesday, March 20 | 6 p.m. |E125 Visual Arts Building What Now? will feature the ever-changing discussion of evolution, connectivity with the world around us, and what is relevant for the time as we move forward as creatives in a post-Covid world. Making Materials Matter Thursday, March 21 | 6:30 p.m. |240 Art Building West Making Materials Matter is a visual journey...
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Prompt for the Planet Workshop

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds
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David Goist | The Unvarnished Truth

Saturday, March 23, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for a talk on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. featuring painting conservator and UIowa alum, David Goist. His presentation, aptly titled "The Unvarnished Truth," focuses on unvarnished paintings from the late 19th and 20th century and the artistic motivations behind leaving works unfinished. Applying a varnish to safeguard the delicate layers of a painting is a centuries-old tradition that offers a certain visual appeal but can alter the artist's original vision. Goist will reflect upon his...
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Prompt for the Planet Workshop

Sunday, March 24, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds
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Write at the Stanley: A Generative Writing Workshop

Sunday, March 24, 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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Theatre Reading | In the Red and Brown Water

Sunday, March 24, 2024 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
San Pere, Louisiana: Oya runs fast, but her collegiate future is placed on hold to care for her mother. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s Yerma and Yoruban cosmology, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water is a lyrical offering at the intersection of ancestral myth and ritual about a young woman’s coming-of-age navigating lovers, community, and her chosen path. Join us at the Stanley Museum of Art for a staged reading of the play by the Department of Theatre Arts. 
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Interacting with Renaissance Books: Guest Lecture with Dr. Suzanne Karr Schmidt

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 6:30pm to 7:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library
This lecture looks at the continuing life and uses of some very old books in and outside of the Making the Book, Past and Present exhibition. Starting from one of the biggest in both scale and edition size, the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle, which was printed from hundreds of woodcut blocks, to others containing mystical puzzles or movable parts, no two copies of a pre-modern book were ever the same. This look at annotating, collecting, and censoring them, as well as keeping things in them will show...
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Prompt for the Planet Workshop

Thursday, March 28, 2024 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds
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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...
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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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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 hosting a paint-and-sip-style creative workshop! More information to come. 
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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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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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