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 Book Club - Fall 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Reads continues this fall with Luis Alberto Urrea’s National Best Seller The House of Broken Angels (2018). The novel follows the De La Cruz family across two days and through life and death: the matriarch’s funeral and the patriarch’s birthday celebration. Urrea weaves a tale of family mythology, promises, and betrayals that took the De La Cruzes from La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, California. Derek Nnuro, associate curator of special projects, and Amanda Lensing, Senior Living…
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Stanley Creates: Coffee Painting

Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Coffee, it's not just a drink! Coffee painting is a centuries-old technique that produces a painting similar to watercolor. By modifying the intensity of the brewed coffee, artists can adjust the saturation of the hue. Join Lauren Linahon to learn how to transform your energizing morning drink into a beautiful work of art! Stanley Creates is an interactive program for children and teens to learn artmaking techniques using everyday materials. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection,…
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Saturdays at the Stanley: Graphic Novels and Social Justice

Saturday, November 6, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
  Ho Che Anderson’s three-volume graphic novel, King, mixes the historical record with imagined conversations and events during Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life in the 1950s and ‘60s. Pages from King with the artist’s and editor’s annotations are part of the Stanley School Programs Collection that has visited K–12 schools across Iowa. Associate Curator of Education Joshua Siefken will present Anderson’s work and discuss the social justice themes present in the Stanley School Programs Graphic…
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Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol: UI Rising Piano Stars

Sunday, November 7, 2021 1:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Piano Sundays at the Old Capitol UI Rising Piano Stars 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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Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
The UI Pentacrest Museums welcome the University of Iowa's IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering for a two-part virtual program focusing on IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives that the 101-year-old institute is leading today. These educational programs are in conjunction with IIHR's centennial exhibition, A River Flowed Through It: Iowa's Legacy in Fluid Mechanics, on display through December 2021 at the Old Capitol…
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Stanley Reads Book Club - Fall 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanley Reads continues this fall with Luis Alberto Urrea’s National Best Seller The House of Broken Angels (2018). The novel follows the De La Cruz family across two days and through life and death: the matriarch’s funeral and the patriarch’s birthday celebration. Urrea weaves a tale of family mythology, promises, and betrayals that took the De La Cruzes from La Paz, Mexico to San Diego, California. Derek Nnuro, associate curator of special projects, and Amanda Lensing, Senior Living…
Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River promotional image

Exhibition Spotlight: A Century of IIHR Research on the Mississippi River

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00pm
Virtual
The UI Pentacrest Museums welcome the University of Iowa's IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering for a two-part virtual program focusing on IIHR’s history of research and engineering on the Mississippi River and an overview of current watershed initiatives that the 101-year-old institute is leading today. These educational programs are in conjunction with IIHR's centennial exhibition, A River Flowed Through It: Iowa's Legacy in Fluid Mechanics, on display through December 2021 at the Old Capitol…
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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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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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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…