Joint calendar of events for both the UI Museum of Natural History and Old Capitol Museum:

UIPM Calendar of Events

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Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (all day)
Old Capitol Museum
Curated by the Anne Frank Center USA, the Let Me Be Myself exhibit provides an in-depth history of Frank and her family and connects Anne’s experiences to those of contemporary teens who have experienced prejudice and discrimination. Later in the spring, the exhibit will travel to half a dozen Iowa communities, courtesy of funding from UI International Programs. Exhibit hours: Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday: closed Free and open to all. Visit any time during open hours...

Educating Iowa: A University of Exploration (1847–1897)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 4:00pm
Virtual
Uncovering Hawkeye History: The Stories That Define Us Since 1847, the University of Iowa has broken barriers and blazed new trails as a beacon for learning, creativity, and collaboration. Join university archivist and storyteller David McCartney and leading experts from multiple fields to uncover the hidden stories that define Iowa. Don’t miss this interactive, four-part online series exploring the University of Iowa’s widespread impact. Educating Iowa: A University of Exploration (1847...
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Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Ksenia Nosikova and Studio

Sunday, February 6, 2022 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol Ksenia Nosikova and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2021-22 season! The University of Iowa School of Music, in partnership with the Old Capitol Museum and West Music, is proud to host this annual tradition. We're returning to in-person performances at the Old Capitol Museum Senate Chambers this year, performed on their historic, rebuilt Steinway grand piano “Rose.” This is an incredible opportunity for the community to see and hear the university’s...
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Stanley Creates: Possibilities with Pencil

Saturday, February 19, 2022 2:00pm
While a pencil is one of the simplest art tools artists use, it is filled with creative possibilities of expression, meaning, and fun! In this lesson, we will explore and learn from the drawings of Margot Kren, Augustus Wall Callcott, and Caroline Durieux. Then we will experiment with different pencil techniques that can be used in unique and inspired drawings of your own. All you need is a pencil, eraser, and some paper. Come draw with us!  Register: https://stanleymuseum.uiowa.edu/events...
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Stanley Reads - Spring 2022, #1

Monday, February 21, 2022 7:00pm
This spring, as part of the U of I’s 175th anniversary celebrations, the Stanley Reads book club will be reading A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. A Thousand Acres won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1992. Please register to join Stanley Reads: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54NxGJnqCGCzwcC Stanley Reads will meet at 7:00 p.m.on three Mondays: February 21, March 21, and April 25. Programs will take place over Zoom with...
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Grant Wood Fellow Talk - "Anxious Landscapes" with Elena Smyrniotis

Monday, February 28, 2022 7:00pm
Anxious Landscapes revisits human constructs such as maps, topography, space, and architecture to highlight tensions between the realities and fictions of fabricated landscapes. Smyrniotis’s work seeks to demonstrate art’s ability to provoke emotional responses to climate change by focusing on humans’ relationship with their environments. Smyrniotis’s installation Dispossessed represents a surreal seascape of icebergs floating in the middle of a dark ocean. The icebergs are formed from layers of...
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Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Uriel Tsachor and Studio

Sunday, March 6, 2022 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol Uriel Tsachor and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2021-22 season! The University of Iowa School of Music, in partnership with the Old Capitol Museum and West Music, is proud to host this annual tradition. We're returning to in-person performances at the Old Capitol Museum Senate Chambers this year, performed on their historic, rebuilt Steinway grand piano “Rose.” This is an incredible opportunity for the community to see and hear the university’s talented...
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Stanley Reads - Spring 2022, #2

Monday, March 21, 2022 7:00pm
This spring, as part of the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Stanley Reads book club will be reading A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. A Thousand Acres won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992. Please register to join Stanley Reads: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54NxGJnqCGCzwcC Stanley Reads will meet at 7:00 p.m.on three Mondays: February 21, March 21, and April 25. Programs will take place over Zoom with...
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Grant Wood Fellow Talk - "A Growing Payne: Self-Meditations, Chronologies, Surrendering. Who Am I Now? " with Johnathan Payne

Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:00pm
"A Growing Payne: Self-Meditations, Chronologies, Surrendering. Who Am I Now?" Taking an alternative approach to the traditional artist lecture, Payne will share personal and professional vignettes to construct a more emotionally complex narrative of an artist’s life. These stories will be supplemented with original artworks, photographs, sketchbook ephemera, and research material. How does an artist negotiate their own intersectionality alongside their studio work? Or a teaching practice? Or...
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Stanley Creates: Cardboard Loom Weaving

Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00pm
The art of weaving has a rich history across cultures, and we have many beautiful woven artworks in the Stanley’s collection.  In this program, you will use household materials to create a simple loom and learn methods to make small multicolor woven pieces of your own, which can be transformed into wall hangings, coasters, bookmarks, or other creations of your choosing. Register: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8FYu3deOgQ0WcxU Stanley Creates is an interactive program for children and...
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Grant Wood Fellow Talk - A session exploring Contemporary Regionalism in Musical Contexts with Josh Henderson

Monday, March 28, 2022 7:00pm
In "A session exploring Contemporary Regionalism in Musical Contexts," Henderson will discuss the rejection of the abstract in the sonic world along with a musical demonstration. Join us via Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91302991403 Josh Henderson, Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance, is enjoying a multi-faceted career as a cross-genre violinist, violist, and composer. As a classical soloist, he has performed with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China Performing Arts...
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Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Réne Lecuona and Studio

Sunday, April 3, 2022 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol Réne Lecuona and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2021-22 season! The University of Iowa School of Music, in partnership with the Old Capitol Museum and West Music, is proud to host this annual tradition. We're returning to in-person performances at the Old Capitol Museum Senate Chambers this year, performed on their historic, rebuilt Steinway grand piano “Rose.” This is an incredible opportunity for the community to see and hear the university’s talented...
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Stanley Reads - Spring 2022, #3

Monday, April 25, 2022 7:00pm
This spring, as part of the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary, the Stanley Reads book club will be reading A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. A Thousand Acres won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992. Please register to join Stanley Reads: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54NxGJnqCGCzwcC Stanley Reads will meet at 7:00 p.m.on three Mondays: February 21, March 21, and April 25. Programs will take place over Zoom with...