Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Stanley Museum of Art on sunny day

Join us for WorldCanvass on February 2 at the UI Stanley Museum of Art as we talk about the museum’s new home and new vision.

After the former home of the museum was so damaged by the flood of 2008 and 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 will help 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.

This program will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the UI Stanley Museum of Art.  All attendees are invited to a pre-show reception from 5 - 5:30 p.m. in the museum lobby. 

View program details and schedule


WorldCanvass is a production of International Programs in partnership with the UI Stanley Museum of Art, 160 W. Burlington Street. Programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on Apple Podcast, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. 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.  

International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.