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.