Arts

Title Page of The First Folio

UI Libraries to host Shakespeare's First Folio exhibition in 2016

UI designated as official Iowa stop for prestigious nationwide tour
The University of Iowa Libraries has been selected as the host site for the state of Iowa for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The tour will take place in 2016; specific touring dates will be announced in April.
Iowa Now Minute - 2/26

Iowa Now Minute - 2/26/15

Roundup of UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life
"Iowa Now Minute" is a 60-second roundup highlighting recent UI activities, research, public engagement, and campus life. Look for a new video every Thursday.

New Play Festival auditions set for March 7-8

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will hold open auditions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, for the Iowa New Play Festival 2015. Callbacks will be held between 6 and 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, March 9-12.
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Anthropocene, front and center

Obermann symposium March 5-7 to offer rich selection of lectures, performances, and art related to "Age of Man"
If a geological age can have a “moment,” the Anthropocene is having its right now. Increasingly popular and recognizable, the term was coined 15 years ago by Nobel laureate and atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen to denote the present geological time interval. The Anthropocene will be front and center at a three-day interdisciplinary Obermann symposium on the UI campus, March 5-7.
pacifica quartet

Hancher to present Pacifica Quartet March 6

Program at Riverside Recital Hall features Hancher co-commission by Shulamit Ran
The vibrant Pacifica Quartet will play music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Ran in a concert Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Recital Hall, culminating a week-long residency. University of Iowa's Hancher presents the concert in collaboration with the UI String Quartet Residency Program.
Deborah Elizabeth Whaley

Iowa City Press-Citizen UI's Whaley: 'Embrace our shared humanity'

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, an associate professor in the American Studies Department and African American Studies Program at the University of Iowa, writes a guest column about homelessness prior to the showing of  "The Homestretch," a documentary that follows three homeless teenagers, that will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 24, at FilmScene.

art in the uima space in the iowa memorial union

Architect of record selected for UI Museum of Art

The development partner on the new University of Iowa Museum of Art project has selected BNIM Architects of Des Moines and Kansas City as the architect of record.
The protagonist in The Maleta sits next to her suitcase.

Hancher presents 'La Maleta' at the Englert

Play features young girl finding her way in a new home and language
The University of Iowa’s Hancher will co-present "La Maleta" with the Englert Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Englert in downtown Iowa City. This poignant story of social justice and inclusivity is told through the vivid imagination of a young girl.

Mainstage series presents 'Luck of the Irish'

UI alumna wrote play about complex impact of racial integration in Boston
The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will present "Luck of the Irish" by UI Playwrights Workshop alumna Kirsten Greenidge. This production will be on stage at 8 p.m. March 5-7 and 11-14, and at 2 p.m. March 8 in the David Thayer Theatre of the UI Theatre Building.
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Home concerts kick off Dancers in Company tour

University of Iowa shows scheduled for Feb. 26-28
The University of Iowa’s premier touring repertory company, Dancers in Company, splashes onto campus with its hugely popular home concert at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 26-28, in Space Place Theater.

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