Arts

dancers in company dress rehearsal

Dancers in Company helps UI students gain professional experience, engage with communities

33-year-old program brings dance performances to audiences across Iowa while students learn how to be part of a touring company
For 33 years, Dancers in Company has afforded University of Iowa dance students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be part of a professional touring company. In the process, the student-performers get to share their art with audiences in towns across the state through performances, workshops, and demonstrations.
man in front of organ

Historic marathon performance to inaugurate UI’s majestic Klais organ

Celebrated organist Kevin Bowyer will perform Sorabji’s Second Organ Symphony Feb. 10
Celebrated organist Kevin Bowyer will perform Sorabji’s monumental Second Organ Symphony for the inauguration of the University of Iowa’s new Klais organ beginning at noon on Feb 10. The performance will last about eight-and-a-half hours—but you can catch the finale if you arrive at 8 p.m.
recital of a play

Building a post-apocalyptic world from scratch

UI graduate students in theatre arts challenged by unique design work
What do you do when there's nothing to watch on TV? Or no TV to watch? The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts will stage Anne Washburn's critically acclaimed ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,’ in which survivors of a global disaster reenact ‘Simpsons’ episodes, starting on Friday, Feb. 8.
UI Breakers

Dance group builds confidence, character

UI students, community members participate in the art of breakdancing
UI Breakers, a University of Iowa student organization dedicated to breakdancing and hip-hop culture, creates camaraderie among its members—even as they “battle” against one another—and boosts their confidence in the process.

Honors UI Museum of Art sets participation record in 2015–16

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) has set a museum record for participation and attendance at events during the 2015–16 academic year. The UIMA drew 627,672 visitors, surpassing the previous record of 538,260 set in 2013–14.

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.
Person on bridge photographing sunset reflected on river

Best campus clicks of the year

University of Iowa photographers select favorite photos from 2016
Photographers in the University of Iowa’s Office of Strategic Communication submitted a gallery of some of their favorite work from 2016.

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