studio arts

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.
students works on bicycle during hand built bicycle class

Building bikes and a world-class reputation

Students from UI hand-built bicycle class to exhibit work at prestigious show
The University of Iowa is the only academic institution ever to exhibit student work at the North American Handmade Bike Show.
Architectural rendering of art building

A place for artists to thrive

New studio arts facility will offer collaborative spaces with proximity to central campus
The collaborative atmosphere forged at Studio Arts will soon be found in a state-of-the-art facility—an exciting prospect for students and faculty alike. The facility will feature stunning spaces, premier equipment, and valuable proximity to central campus.
A woman's reflection in a mirror that has mannequin legs sticking out from under it.

Scenes from ArtsFest 2013

This year’s theme centered on technology and art
ArtsFest, held Friday in the University of Iowa's Studio Arts Building, was a free, interactive art experience presented by graduate and undergraduate students in the UI School of Art and Art History that featured artwork by the students, as well as demonstrations and hands–on opportunities in studio art and art history.

Enjoy evening of fun, culture at ArtsFest May 3

School of Art and Art History presenting interactive experience
The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History will host ArtsFest from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Studio Arts Building at 1375 Highway 1 West in Iowa City. ArtsFest is a free, interactive art experience that will feature artwork by UI students, as well as demonstrations and hands–on opportunities in studio art and art history.
flooded campus

Homeland Security reaffirms federal funding for flooded art buildings

Decision clears way for construction on Hancher, School of Music, studio arts buildings
University of Iowa President Sally Mason joined state and congressional leaders in praising the federal government’s decision Wednesday to reaffirm its commitment to provide $83 million for the replacement of Hancher Auditorium, School of Music, and studio arts buildings.