May
28
Thu
Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

May
29
Fri
Mother Goose on the Loose @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

“Mother Goose on the Loose” is a 20-minute nursery rhyme program for newborns to three-year-olds, followed by a 30-minute playtime. This program helps strengthen babies’ and toddlers’ foundation for literacy with rhymes, rhythm, repetition, story and movement.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

May
30
Sat
Nature Explorers @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Calling all nature explorers! Join us once a month as we explore nature through hands-on-projects and stories. Some activities will involve going outside, weather permitting.

Be sure to wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather we will be having as well as clothing that you can get messy in.

January: Animal Tracks

February: V-Day Activities: heart scavenger hunt and/or snowball fight, homemade pet toys for CVHS

March: Plants & Birds, grow a seed and/or make a bird feeder to take home

Sep
12
Sat
Saturdays at the Stanley: “Follow Her Lead” exhibition talk @ Online via Zoom
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cory Gundlach, curator of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, will give a talk on his exhibition Follow Her Lead: Womanhood in African and Diasporic Arts.

Through a focus on themes of leadership, fashion, motherhood, and transformation, this exhibition highlights artworks created by, for, and about women. Two important recent acquisitions take center stage: a highly elaborate bridal ensemble from southeast Morocco signals a history of global trade and a resistance to French colonial occupation, and Simone Leigh’s elegant 103 (Face Jug Seriesrecalls face jugs created by slaves in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the early 1860s. In the gallery, it forms an immediate dialogue with women’s pottery from the African collection. These and many other objects in Follow Her Lead center the artistic and performative aspects of womanhood in Global Africa.

Join us on Zoomhttps://uiowa.zoom.us/j/93339251900

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.

Oct
9
Fri
Charley’s Aunt @ Washington Community Center
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

by Brandon Thomas edited by Paul Thain

It’s set in an Oxford college in 1892.

Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea.  But when Donna Lucia’s visit is postponed and they’re without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt.  Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences.  So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role

But then the real Donna Lucia turns up …

Oct
10
Sat
Charley’s Aunt @ Washington Community Center
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

by Brandon Thomas edited by Paul Thain

It’s set in an Oxford college in 1892.

Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea.  But when Donna Lucia’s visit is postponed and they’re without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt.  Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences.  So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role

But then the real Donna Lucia turns up …

Oct
16
Fri
Charley’s Aunt @ Washington Community Center
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

by Brandon Thomas edited by Paul Thain

It’s set in an Oxford college in 1892.

Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea.  But when Donna Lucia’s visit is postponed and they’re without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt.  Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences.  So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role

But then the real Donna Lucia turns up …

Oct
17
Sat
Charley’s Aunt @ Washington Community Center
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

by Brandon Thomas edited by Paul Thain

It’s set in an Oxford college in 1892.

Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea.  But when Donna Lucia’s visit is postponed and they’re without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt.  Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences.  So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role

But then the real Donna Lucia turns up …

Oct
29
Thu
Video Talk and Live Q&A with ceramicist Roberto Lugo @ Online via Zoom
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the 2020 Bette R. Spriestersbach Endowed Lectureship

Featuring Roberto Lugo, American artist, ceramicist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator.

The artist will join us Thursday, October 29 for a Q&A discussion via Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97930193356

We encourage you to mark your calendars and view his talk in advance.

Lugo’s talk will be presented digitally on the Stanley’s YouTube channel beginning Thursday, October 22.

Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo uses porcelain as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo’s works are multicultural mash-ups, traditional European and Asian porcelain forms and techniques reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Their hand-painted surfaces feature classic decorative patterns and motifs combined with elements of modern urban graffiti and portraits of faces historically absent on this type of luxury item—people like Sojourner Truth, Dr. Cornel West, and The Notorious BIG—as well as Lugo’s family members and, very often, himself. Lugo holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Penn State University. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently a 2019 Pew Fellowship, a Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize, and a US Artist Award. His work is found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the Walters Art Museum, and more. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.