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Willowwind School elementary students view original drawings from the UIMA K-12 School Programs Comics and Graphic Novels collection during a 2013 visit. The museum's engagement program set an all-time record for student participation during the 2013-14 academic year, bringing art directly to more than 25,500 K-12 students across Iowa. Photo courtesy of the UI Museum of Art.
Published: 2014.08.26 | By Elizabeth Wallace | 2:19 PM
Published: 2014.08.26
By Elizabeth Wallace
2:19 PM
The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) K-12 School Programs set an all-time record for student participation during the 2013-14 academic year, bringing art directly to more than 25,500 K-12 students across Iowa. This figure exceeds the previous year’s total of more than 18,465 K-12 students. Story
 

Czech violinmaker to discuss Prague tradition for UIMA lecture

Jan Spidlen, violin expert

Jan Spidlen will speak of the long tradition of violin-making in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as the broader idea of craft when he presents a lecture on behalf of the University of Iowa Museum of Art Monday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 240 of Art Building West. Story

Video: Al Jarreau at the UI College of Education- Sept. 18th, 2014

Six-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and UI graduate Al Jarreau returns to his alma mater for a public discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, in advance of his Sept. 19 performance at the Iowa Soul Festival. Listen to the live stream at 3 p.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 18, or watch the archived video of the discussion later. Story

Hancher, Legion Arts present the 'Moroccan-roll' of Hoba Hoba Spirit

Hoba Hoba Spirit

The University of Iowa’s Hancher will co-present Hoba Hoba Spirit with Legion Arts at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hoba Hoba Spirit blends influences, rhythms, and languages to create music with wide appeal. Story

UI alum Samuel D. Hunter receives MacArthur 'genius grant'

samuel d. hunter portrait

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, who received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2007, has been named a winner of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.” Story

Al Jarreau headlines Hancher's lineup for the Iowa Soul Festival

Al Jarreau

The University of Iowa’s Hancher is collaborating with both Summer of the Arts in Iowa City and Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids to present a full evening of entertainment on Friday, Sept. 19, during the Iowa Soul Festival. Story

Hancher's Yarrow to participate in online cultural diplomacy presentation

Hancher is a participant in the U.S. Department of States' Center Stage program. Programming director Jacob Yarrow and others will discuss music diplomacy in an online event on Monday, Sept. 15. Story

Events celebrate book exploring life, pioneering work of Hans Albert Einstein

Three upcoming events will celebrate the publication of a new book by Robert Ettema and Cornelia F. Mutel, exploring the life and work of Hans Albert Einstein, a 20th-century pioneer in the field of river engineering. Story

Iowa Now Minute - 9/11/14

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 in Iowa Now. Video

Coming Home: Jazz great Al Jarreau to speak at UI College of Education Sept. 18

Portrait of Al Jarreau

Six-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and University of Iowa graduate Al Jarreau will return to his alma mater for a public discussion and reception Thursday, Sept. 18, in advance of his Sept. 19 performance at the Iowa Soul Festival. Story

Family makes gift in memory of famed UI printmaker Mauricio Lasansky

Phil Lasansky seated in the Gallery

A gift from the family of internationally renowned artist Mauricio Lasansky honors his legacy as a groundbreaking printmaker and distinguished professor who helped shape the University of Iowa’s pioneering contributions to the world of arts education. Story

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