Oct
16
Fri
smART talks: Elizabeth Powell @ Online via Zoom
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Elizabeth Powell, UI MFA graduate in printmaking, will discuss some of her recent work and the impact the Stanley’s collection has made on her prints and process.

Join us on Zoomhttps://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95220274367

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.

Oct
17
Sat
Stanley Reads Book Club @ Online (registration required)
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
20
Tue
Stanley Quiz Show – Art & Museum Trivia @ Online (registration required)
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s time to get quizzical with the Stanley Museum of Art’s Stanley Quiz Show! Join us for a live virtual trivia game on Zoom hosted by Brady Plunger, associate curator of education and unabashed lover of gameshow couture. Other members of the museum staff, including superstar director Lauren Lessing, will make guest appearances to give you the 411 on the museum construction project and our plans for moving our extraordinary collections into our new home.

This game will feature four rounds of questions about art, museums, and our beloved University of Iowa. And don’t worry, you won’t need a Ph.D. in art history—people with all levels of art knowledge can play to win!

You can play as an individual, as a household, or on a “remote” team with friends or loved ones further afield.

The first-place team will receive a $75 gift card; second place a $50 gift card; and third place a $35 gift card from a local business.

We’ll be playing via Zoom. If your team will not be sharing a device, please have each member register (to ensure they get the Zoom link) and then designate one person to submit answers on behalf of your team. You’ll probably want to communicate with your team via a secondary mode such as texting, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.

FREE. Register before noon, October 19: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40ogAGebEKAor9r

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
24
Sat
Stanley Creates: “Fluidity”-inspired paper marbling @ Online (registration required)
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Led by Lauren Linahon, art education masters student, UI College of Education

Stanley Creates is an interactive program for children and teens to learn artmaking techniques using everyday materials. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants will play with materials to create unique projects at home. Lauren Linahon will demonstrate the process and provide feedback and support to participants as they make their artwork.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to marble paper using materials found at home. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Fluidity, Linahon will guide kids through the process of creating colorful marble patterns on paper. She’ll also give participants ideas for how to use the marbled paper in other projects.

Lauren Linahon is a graduate student in art education. She has led artmaking workshops for United Action for Youth and taught studio sections of the course Create, Imagine, Play: Human Development through Arts at the University of Iowa.

Free. Participation is limited to 15, please register in advance: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cx6K9IPBqZ7eoxT

After registration, you will receive a welcome letter with a supply list, all of which are common household items.

Video instructions will be available after the event for those who are unable to attend, but would like to make the projects.

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.