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

UIPM Calendar of Events

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VENOM Venture: Escape Room!

Wednesday, June 12 to Saturday, June 15, 2024 (all day)
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Can you solve the science puzzles to save the world from a leafy green end? Find out in this escape-style game!
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First Round at the Stanley

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
First Round is a monthly gathering gives locals the opportunity to meet new people, socialize, and learn about the latest happenings in the arts, business, and culture sectors of our community. The Stanley Museum of Art is hosting First Round for the month of June and providing guests with their first beverage. Event begins at 5 p.m. followed by a panel discussion taking place from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Lauren Lessing will be in conversation with Jim Hayes about the latest exhibition at the Stanley, T...
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Stanley Creates | The Rainbow Fish

Saturday, June 22, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for a children's art-making workshop focused on the beloved book The Rainbow Fish. After listening to the story, participants will create their own beautiful, shimmery rainbow fish collage using metallic paper. Workshop led by Debra Marqusee. Stanley Creates is planned with families in mind; UI students are also welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please reserve your spot here.
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Sunday With the Docents: Weird Science

Sunday, June 23, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us at the Stanley Museum of Art on June 23 for our second Sundays with the Docents tour where Stanley docents create unique tours to share with our audiences throughout the year. Weird Science will be led by Docent Mary Blackwood who will explore how artists have been influenced by the culture, knowledge, and politics of the societies in which they live and work. Through the Stanley's collections, visitors will discover whether artists incorporate science in their art subconsciously or...
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Arts Iowa Calendar website retirement

Sunday, June 30, 2024 (all day)
Virtual
The University of Iowa is planning to retire the Arts Iowa calendar website effective June 30, 2024. Retiring the Arts Iowa calendar website is necessary because the platform on which the site is built will soon be obsolete and no longer supportable. Additionally, traffic to the site has declined significantly in recent years as users increasingly find event information through the UI Events calendar (events.uiowa.edu) and your respective collegiate and departmental websites. Finally, the...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, July 5, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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4th Annual BioBlitz at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory

Saturday, July 13, 2024 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ashton Cross Country Course
Join researchers in collecting, observing, and recording biodiversity at the Ashton Prairie Living Laboratory in our 4th Annual BioBlitz. Your findings will inform a major research project and will contribute to the fourth data point in a multi-year documentation of how diversity changes at this site over time. Collections will be housed with the UI Museum of Natural History. Registration is required + free. Sign up link is here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bduk9LKkk5nSZls
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Art & Write Night

Friday, August 2, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Life in Iowa: Museum Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 17, 2024 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Join Life in Iowa for a scavenger hunt at the Old Capitol Museum to explore Iowa's history, win prizes, and connect with fellow UI students!
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Art & Write Night

Friday, September 6, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, October 4, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, November 1, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, December 6, 2024 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, February 7, 2025 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, March 7, 2025 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, April 4, 2025 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, May 2, 2025 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, June 6, 2025 6:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces. Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists. Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session...