School of Art and Art History

UI graphic design students set to showcase their talents at Adobe Creative Jam

Students from UI and other Iowa schools will compete, collaborate, and share ideas at unique event
The University of Iowa graphic design program is about to take center stage as computer software giant Adobe descends on campus with its unique Creative Jam series. During the high-profile design event, UI students will have an opportunity to compete, collaborate, and showcase their talents for peers and local professionals.

Honors Visual Arts Building cops top architectural honors

The University of Iowa’s new Visual Arts Building wrapped up its first semester of use, receiving numerous accolades and honors for its innovative and inspiring architecture from “Interior Design,” “Architectural Record,” “The Architects” newspaper, and “WIRED” magazine.
students in drawing class in visual arts building

Let there be light

The new Visual Arts Building is filled with cutting-edge technology, but rests on a foundation of one basic artistic element
The new Visual Arts Building is filled with cutting-edge technology to help artists create, but it rests on a foundation of one basic element: light.
east side exterior of Visual Arts Building construction

The latest look: Visual Arts Building

Photo gallery shows progress on new home for studio arts
The future home to studio arts on the University of Iowa campus is in its final stages of construction. Check out the latest progress on the flood-recovery project in this “Iowa Now” photo gallery.
color portrait of Sam Watkins in front of MLK portrait

Get to Know…Sam Watkins

Graphic design student paints image for MLK poster
The “Get to Know” series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Meet senior graphic design student Sam Watkins, who painted eight portraits of Martin Luther King Jr. that comprise an Iowa Memorial Union exhibition called “Keep Moving Forward.”
prairie photograph

Considering imaginative power of the prairie

UI faculty, staff among presenters at humanities festival in Des Moines
The Iowa Humanities Festival considers the imaginative power of the prairie as presenters from colleges, universities, and cultural institutions across Iowa highlight the humanities in the Midwest.
“Ecosystem in the Design Processes,” an exhibition by the University of Iowa 3-D Design program

Media Advisory: 3-D Design students at CSPS

Award-winning exhibition on display in Cedar Rapids; artists will be on hand at Jan. 8 reception
“Ecosystem in the Design Processes,” an exhibition by the University of Iowa 3-D Design program, is currently on display at CSPS in Cedar Rapids. UI design students and faculty member Monica Correia will be available for interview at an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.

Collaborative performance takes stage Dec. 4-6

Dance, theatre, music, and art come together on one stage
Students from the UI Department of Dance, School of Music, School of Art and Art History, and Department of Theatre Arts will present an interdisciplinary performance created through the collaboration of choreographers, musicians, poets, composers, designers, and stage managers.