Stanley Museum of Art on sunny day

February 2, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


After the former home of the University of Iowa's art collection was so damaged by the flood of 2008 that it was unable to safely house the UI’s priceless art collection, the process of imagining a new space and raising the many millions of dollars it would take to build it began.  Finally, in August 2022, the new UI Stanley Museum of Art opened to massive crowds and much acclaim.

Our guests helped us move beyond the surface of some of the museum’s most prized works to better understand their origin, their importance in the larger constellation of artistic movements, and their ability to engage the viewer in the language of artistic expression.

Location: UI Stanley Museum of Art, 160 W. Burlington Street

Free and open to the public.

Listen to program on PRX

Program Details

Time Segment Speakers
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. pre-show reception  
5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Extraordinary collection: new curatorial approach
  • Cory Gundlach - curator of African arts, UI Stanley Museum of Art
  • Steve Erickson - manager of design, preparation, and installation, UI Stanley Museum of Art
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Art for everyone
  • Kathryn Reuter - academic outreach coordinator, UI Stanley Museum of Art
  • Josh Siefken - associate curator of education, UI Stanley Museum of Art

WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on Apple Podcast, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with the UI Stanley Museum of Art. Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at or 319-335-1433.


Banner image: Museum designed by BNIM, photo by Nick Merrick © Hall+Merrick 2022