Oct
31
Sat
Stanley Reads Book Club @ Online (registration required)
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stanley Reads puts the museum’s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Stanley Reads is led by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC’s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi’s first novel.

Register for Stanley Reads:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz.

Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

September 19

  • “Effia” (pp. 1–26)
  • “Esi” (pp.27–48)

October 3

  • “Quey” (pp. 49–86)
  • “James” (pp. 87–109)

October 17

  • “Kojo” (pp. 110–131)
  • “Abena” (pp. 132–152)

October 31 (Led by Derek Nnuro)

  • “H” (pp. 155–175)
  • “Akua” (pp. 176–197)

November 14

  • “Willie” (pp. 198–220)
  • “Yaw” (pp. 221–241)

December 5

  • “Sonny” (pp. 242–262)
  • “Marjorie” (pp. 263–282)
  • “Marcus” (pp. 283–299)

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
4
Wed
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults. Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am on Zoom.  Please email ehampe@coralville.org for information on how to join.  All are welcome.
Nov
6
Fri
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults. Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am on Zoom.  Please email ehampe@coralville.org for information on how to join.  All are welcome.
Nov
7
Sat
Exhibiting Bias Exhibit Opening @ The History Center
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Iowa prides itself on its history of advancing civil rights ahead of the nation, but progress is rarely a straight line. Iowa’s efforts to ensure the rights of women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and others have sometimes fallen short of fully addressing the inequities endured by these groups. Explore the stories of those most often marginalized by history.  Exhibit opens to the public Saturday, November 7th.  The History Center is open Fridays & Saturdays 12:00-4:00 p.m. Admission to the museum is $7.00 general public and FREE for members.

This exhibit is sponsored by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Saturdays at the Stanley: Frenemies—Jackson Pollock & Willem de Kooning @ Online via Zoom
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning are two of the most well-known and groundbreaking American abstract painters. Friends and competitors, they jockeyed for position to be the most important American artist of the century. Find out how Pollock and De Kooning pushed twentieth-century American painting (and each other) in daring new directions. Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement leads the discussion.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98230324908

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to you in a casual, fun, and interactive atmosphere. Each event has a theme – game day, frenemies, cats – 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!

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
13
Fri
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults. Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am on Zoom.  Please email ehampe@coralville.org for information on how to join.  All are welcome.
smART talks: Terry Conrad @ Online via Zoom
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Terry Conrad, UI assistant professor and program head of printmaking, and Iowa Print Media Faculty Fellow, will discuss his new prints and their ecological connections.

Join us on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97332945281

smART talks highlights work of faculty and graduate students at the University of Iowa. It connects their recent research and art to the Stanley’s permanent collection. Join us for a conversation filled with art, discovery, and community.

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
14
Sat
Stanley Reads Book Club @ Online (registration required)
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stanley Reads puts the museum’s recent exhibitions in conversation with literature. This fall we will consider Follow Her Lead in relation to Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Both the exhibition and novel focus on women and motherhood across time and geography. During each meeting of the book club, we will pair artwork from the exhibition with chapters from the book to connect deeply with the themes and expand our understanding of the objects and the story.

Stanley Reads is led by Kimberly Datchuk, curator of learning & engagement and is presented in partnership with Prairie Lights Books.

Homegoing begins in Ghana in the eighteenth century. It follows the lives of two half-sisters and eight generations of their descendants, those who endured enslavement in America and those who remained in Africa. The powerful story shows the deep and lasting effects of slavery.

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Homegoing won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the NBCC’s John Leonard Award. It is Gyasi’s first novel.

Register for Stanley Reads:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3VR83aPIweoUmHz.

Once registered, you will receive invitations to all Stanley Reads events.

Registration will cut off at noon the Friday preceding each event. Anyone registered after that will be added to the following meeting.

September 19

  • “Effia” (pp. 1–26)
  • “Esi” (pp.27–48)

October 3

  • “Quey” (pp. 49–86)
  • “James” (pp. 87–109)

October 17

  • “Kojo” (pp. 110–131)
  • “Abena” (pp. 132–152)

October 31 (Led by Derek Nnuro)

  • “H” (pp. 155–175)
  • “Akua” (pp. 176–197)

November 14

  • “Willie” (pp. 198–220)
  • “Yaw” (pp. 221–241)

December 5

  • “Sonny” (pp. 242–262)
  • “Marjorie” (pp. 263–282)
  • “Marcus” (pp. 283–299)

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Nov
18
Wed
Zoom: English Class for Foreign Born Adults @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Free English language class for foreign born adults. Friday & Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:00 am on Zoom.  Please email ehampe@coralville.org for information on how to join.  All are welcome.
Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Zoom
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us on Zoom for a discussion of Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess. Register here to receive Zoom links for It’s a Mystery Discussions.

‘It’s a Mystery’ is a mystery book discussion group that has met at the Coralville Public Library for over twenty years. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am, and you are welcome to join in any time. Come when the book sounds good, or to every meeting.

Everyone is welcome to join the lively discussion!

Malice i nMaggody by Joan Hess (book cover)Wednesday, November 18 : Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess

The first book in Hess’s long-running humorous mystery series set in the fictional town of Maggody, Arkansas—a small town with a shockingly high murder rate—lands us squarely in an American version of a British village mystery, complete with nutty characters, goofs and gaffes, and, of course, some mysteries to solve.