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

UIPM Calendar of Events

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Stanley Reads

Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This fall, Stanley Reads book group brings together two of the university's most celebrated arts organizations: The Iowa Writers Workshop and the Stanley Museum of Art. The club will meet three times over the fall semester to discuss The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, director of the UI Iowa Writers Workshop, and discuss how objects in the Homecoming exhibition connect to the themes presented in the book. Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - led by Amanda Lensing Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. - led by...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Friday, December 2, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, December 2, 2022 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
We welcome students to the museum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. each Friday to relax, sketch, read, meditate, and practice mindfulness. Unwind from the week and enter the weekend refreshed! Handouts from Student Wellness and Art Therapist Dana Keeton are available at the welcome desk. We invite visitors to do the exercises in the Visual Classroom to de-stress and ease themselves into the weekend.
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Chill & Create

Friday, December 2, 2022 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
This unique and hands-on program integrates art viewing, art making and mindfulness strategies to provide students with tools to de-stress, manage anxiety, and develop wellness practices. During the 2-hour workshop, participants will learn new ways to improve well-being, while benefiting from the positive effects of viewing and making art. No prior art making experience necessary. The workshop will be led by Dana Keeton, a local board-certified art therapist and licensed mental health...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, December 2, 2022 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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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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Hawkapellas Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Start the holiday season with song! Iowa Hawkapellas, an all-female identifying acappella group, will give their holiday concert in the museum lobby on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Intersection, Iowa's all-male, tenor/bass acapella group, will open for them. The concert will have one intermission.
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Guided Meditation Led by Student Wellness

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 12:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Take a break from your studies and join us in the present moment. Experience a guided meditation and brief discussion led by Koru Mindfulness teachers. No prior experience is necessary. Please remember, food and beverages must remain in the cloakroom on the first floor. Find more information about mindfulness at UI: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/programs/mindfulness
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council as we prepare to end this fall semester with a bang! Take a break from studying and drop by the Stanley for snacks, stress-relieving crafts and activities, and a movie. You can always come back next week for "Study at the Stanley" to get some real finals-studying done. 
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Friday, December 9, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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Mindfulness in the Museum

Friday, December 9, 2022 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
We welcome students to the museum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. each Friday to relax, sketch, read, meditate, and practice mindfulness. Unwind from the week and enter the weekend refreshed! Handouts from Student Wellness and Art Therapist Dana Keeton are available at the welcome desk. We invite visitors to do the exercises in the Visual Classroom to de-stress and ease themselves into the weekend.
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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Wilder Hill Players Holiday Performance

Sunday, December 11, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The Wilder Hill players are ecstatic to be performing in the beautiful Stanley Museum again! The mission of the University of Iowa Musical Theatre Ambassadors is to spread the joy of musical theatre and song across campus and create more performance opportunities for University of Iowa Musical Theatre students, with the purpose of bolstering enthusiasm for the arts on campus and in the Iowa City Community. The Wilder Hill players will be performing songs that celebrate warm fellowship during...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Friday, December 16, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Saturday, December 17, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Friday, December 23, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Friday, December 30, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest

Saturday, December 31, 2022 10:00am to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Friday, Feb. 25—precisely 175 years after the founding of the University of Iowa—on display through 2022. The Pentacrest Museums present a new, celebratory exhibition THEN & NOW: 175 Years on the Pentacrest in the Hanson Gallery of the Old Capitol Museum. Honoring the University's landmark anniversary, the exhibit explores various departments and happenings on the Pentacrest, then & now. What's the same? What has changed? Large format comparative photography, firsthand accounts from notable...
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, January 19, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council for an exciting return-to-campus event--sip a warm beverage, mingle in the lobby, and take a peek at the galleries to see what works have rotated in or out over winter break. 
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Art & Write Night

Friday, February 3, 2023 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...

Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Réne Lecuona and Studio

Sunday, February 5, 2023 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: ne Lecuona and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2022-23 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. Performances will be 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 piano students and...

Clone of Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Uriel Tsachor and Studio

Sunday, February 5, 2023 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Uriel Tsachor and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2022-23 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. Performances will be 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 piano students and...
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council for an early Valentine's Day celebration: bring your lovers, your friends, or just yourself and celebrate all things art, beauty, and love with us!
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Art & Write Night

Friday, March 3, 2023 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...

Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Uriel Tsachor and Studio

Sunday, March 5, 2023 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: ne Lecuona and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2022-23 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. Performances will be 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 piano students and...
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, March 9, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council for an exploration into female artists and artistry during Women's History Month! 

Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Alan Huckleberry and Studio

Sunday, April 2, 2023 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: Alan Huckleberry and Studio Piano Sundays returns for the 2022-23 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. Performances will be 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 piano students and...
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Art & Write Night

Friday, April 7, 2023 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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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, April 13, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council for an exciting monthly event. Check back later for more details!
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, May 4, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council for a fun close-of-the-semester event!
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Art & Write Night

Friday, May 5, 2023 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 2, 2023 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, July 7, 2023 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, August 4, 2023 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, September 1, 2023 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 6, 2023 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 3, 2023 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...