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Please join us at the UI Stanley Museum of Art for the new season of WorldCanvass.  International Programs’ unique, internationally focused conversations bring scholars, community members, and thought leaders together before a live audience to discuss questions and issues of the day from a wide range of perspectives.

Host Joan Kjaer skillfully guides the conversation, engaging her guests in a cross-disciplinary exploration of the program theme, which could be anything from "Pursuing Racial Justice" to "Art and the Face of War" to "Climate Science and the Environment" to, well, you name it.  Our interconnected world and the rich scholarly resources present on our campus offer endless opportunities for informed, inspiring, and reflective conversation.

An exciting new partnership between International Programs and the UI Stanley Museum of Art brings WorldCanvass, now in its fourteenth year of production, to the museum's stunning new building located at 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City. The programs take place from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the museum lobby unless otherwise noted.  The public is invited to enjoy the pre-show reception from 5:00-5:30 p.m. 

WorldCanvass is free and open to the public.

Please see the list of upcoming programs below and check this page as more programs are added throughout the year.

Joan Kjaer
WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer

2022-2023 Season

November 7, 2022 -- International Impact and Global Student Awards 

December 8, 2022 - Translation and Global Literacy

February 2, 2023 -- UI Stanley Museum of Art: New Home, New Vision

April 17, 2023 -- An Evening with the Meitar Ensemble (part of the Provost's Global Forum: Contemporary Music from Israel)

Location: Recital Hall, Voxman School of Music

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WorldCanvass in the News

Meitar Ensemble

WorldCanvass to host Israeli contemporary musicians as part of Provost's Global Forum, April 17

Thursday, March 9, 2023
International Programs
The program will blend live musical performances and conversation with ensemble members about the pieces to be performed during the forum and, more generally, about the contemporary music scene in Israel.   
Stanley Museum of Art on sunny day

WorldCanvass to feature UI Stanley Museum of Art on February 2

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
International Programs
We’ll go inside the minds of the director and curators to better understand their conceptualization of the collection within its new walls.
WorldCanvass Nov 7, 2022

WorldCanvass releases 100th podcast episode

Friday, December 9, 2022
International Programs
For over a decade, Joan Kjaer, host of the International Programs show WorldCanvass, has brought scholars, experts, community members, and thought leaders together before a live audience to discuss questions and issues of the day from a wide range of perspectives.

Where to Access

Apple Podcast
Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

WorldCanvass is a production of International Programs in partnership with the UI Stanley Museum of Art.  Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen.