Oct
26
Sat
Saturdays at the Stanley: Day of the Dead @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union, third floor
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm

José Guadalupe Posada used skulls, bones, and skeletons in his prints to critique the Mexican government and society. Although the imagery carried political message, it has become popular in decorations for Día de meurtos [Day of the Dead] in Mexico, celebrated from October 31 to November 2. Look at examples of Posada’s work and learn about his socially conscious art in anticipation of the Mexican holiday.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

Oct
28
Mon
Black Curators’ Roundtable @ Iowa City Public Library
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event marks the end of the exhibition Anonymous Donor, guest-curated by Anaïs Duplan and shown at the Figge Art Museum as a part of the Stanley Museum of Art collections-sharing program, Legacies for Iowa, sponsored by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family. Join Duplan and curators Gia Hamilton, Eileen Isagon Skyers, and Gee Wesley in a moderated conversation about their practice working in multiple exhibit, artistic, and community contexts.

Black Curators’ Roundtable is organized by the Center for Afrofuturist Studies and the Stanley Museum of Art with support from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Nov
2
Sat
Saturdays at the Stanley: Game Day @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union, third floor
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm

What’s the museum got to do with sports? Come find out during Iowa’s bye week, and get your football (and art) fix at the Stanley. Our sports-themed works include John Pusey’s Football from 1935, a colored chalk drawing that captures the energy and excitement of game day that Hawkeye fans know well. Pusey was born in Council Bluffs, IA and worked with Grant Wood overseeing WPA artists in Stone City, IA.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

Nov
5
Tue
“Rectilinear Solidity / Interconnected Voids” by Carey Nagel @ Art Building West, room 240
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

BNIM conceived the new University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art building as a rectilinear solid interrupted by interconnected voids. These light-filled, linked spaces create a home for the display, conservation, and storage of the collection, while guiding patrons physically and visually through the museum.  These are exterior exhibition spaces, educational areas, and horizontal and vertical pathways, all connected by a three-story light well that comprises the core of the museum and permeates the entirety of the experience.

Recalling the timeless academic and cultural brick masonry buildings of Alvar Aalto, Louis Khan, and Eero and Eliel Saarinen, the exterior brick cladding of the museum compliments the masonry characteristics of neighboring structures and conveys the timelessness and stability of the collection housed within. Through an alternating composition of brick texture that refers to the internal organization of the building, the façade will be transformed by the daily and seasonal changes in sunlight, creating oscillating levels of reflection and shadow. The dark, warm brick contrasts with the predominantly red brick of the surrounding buildings, clearly emphasizing the significance of the museum among them. This meaningful dichotomy is further emphasized with the white, light-filled interiors and warm wood detailing.

Carey Nagle AIA LEED AP BD+C is a principal in BNIM’s Des Moines office. Carey has emerged as a young leader in the realm of high-performance design excellence and professional leadership. He is a holistic practitioner with a broad range of notable project experience, including museums and cultural facilities, as well as higher education projects, office buildings, adaptive reuse, and modernist preservation.

Carey is currently leading the design of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art. His projects have been recognized with multiple national awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), including the 2016 AIA Honor Award for the renovation of the American Enterprise Group National Headquarters and the 2012 COTE Top Ten Green Building Award for the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate.

Carey received his Bachelors of Architecture from Iowa State University. He currently serves on the Iowa State University Department of Architecture’s Architectural Advisory Committee and the City of Des Moines’ Urban Design Review Board. In 2016, Carey received the AIA National Young Architect Award.

Nov
8
Fri
UI Theatre presents Orlando @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Orlando
By Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Erica Vannon

November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a poetic dance of identity across centuries. Highlighting the fluidity of attraction and the mutability of gender, this dreamy adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. One of the American theater’s most beloved playwrights couples her sweeping storytelling with the original, lyrical narration by one of England’s greatest authors to tell an epic story of love.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Nov
9
Sat
Saturdays at the Stanley – Frenemies: Picasso and Matisse @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union, third floor
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm

Frenemies: friend-enemies. Not all friendships are created equal. Frenemies have the outward appearance of friendship, but they can also feel intense rivalry or even hatred for each other. The movie Mean Girls brought attention to the concept when it premiered in 2004, but frenemies has a long history in the art world. In the early twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, two of the biggest names in Modern Art, spurred each other on through their friendship and competition. On Wednesdays, they wore stripes.

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to audiences in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme that looks at our artwork from a different perspective. Curators lead visitors through a selection of works, share stories about the artists and subject matter, and open the discussion up to the audience. We invite visitors of all ages to participate in these conversations and get (re)acquainted with our collection as we look forward to the opening of our new building!

2019-2020 Saturdays at the Stanley events are sponsored in part by Little Village.

UI Theatre presents Orlando @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Orlando
By Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Erica Vannon

November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a poetic dance of identity across centuries. Highlighting the fluidity of attraction and the mutability of gender, this dreamy adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. One of the American theater’s most beloved playwrights couples her sweeping storytelling with the original, lyrical narration by one of England’s greatest authors to tell an epic story of love.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Nov
10
Sun
UI Theatre presents Orlando @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Orlando
By Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Erica Vannon

November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a poetic dance of identity across centuries. Highlighting the fluidity of attraction and the mutability of gender, this dreamy adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. One of the American theater’s most beloved playwrights couples her sweeping storytelling with the original, lyrical narration by one of England’s greatest authors to tell an epic story of love.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Nov
14
Thu
UI Theatre presents Orlando @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Orlando
By Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Erica Vannon

November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a poetic dance of identity across centuries. Highlighting the fluidity of attraction and the mutability of gender, this dreamy adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. One of the American theater’s most beloved playwrights couples her sweeping storytelling with the original, lyrical narration by one of England’s greatest authors to tell an epic story of love.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Nov
15
Fri
UI Dance presents Dance Gala 2019 @ Hancher Auditorium
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Dance Gala 2019
IN MOTION

November 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Hancher Auditorium

Dance Gala 2019 — IN MOTION — celebrates its 38th anniversary with new works created by distinguished Department of Dance faculty. The concert will feature Women’s Resistance, excerpted from Les écailles de la mémoire (The Scales of Memory) by choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny, whose dance company Urban Bush Women encourages civic engagement and social accountability through art. The program will also include an appearance by the enigmatic Laptop Orchestra of the University of Iowa.

The work student dancers will perform by Zollar and Acogny is presented in collaboration with Hancher Auditorium. Urban Bush Women will perform at Hancher on September 21.

Women’s Resistance was originally created for Urban Bush Women. This performance of Women’s Resistance by the University of Iowa Department of Dance is staged by Urban Bush Women.

Iowa City Press-Citizen is the proud media sponsor of Dance Gala 2019.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
A $100 Patron Ticket includes an $80 contribution to the UI Department of Dance through the UI Center for Advancement.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.