Stanley Museum of Art Opening Celebration

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Stanley Museum of Art Opening Celebration

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - August 28 @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our new building!

The 3–4 p.m. dedication on August 26 will include remarks from UI President Barbara Wilson and Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing.

Following the dedication, light refreshments will be served in Gibson Square Park.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. visitors can explore the galleries and enjoy curatorial introductions to Homecoming, the inaugural exhibition. Art-making activities in the park will be available all evening and there will be live music beginning 6 p.m. Free popcorn, lemonade, and water will be available in Gibson Square Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Throughout the evening food trucks will be parked adjacent to the park with food for purchase.

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Limited seating will be provided. Members of the public are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Bring the family, bring your friends, stay for the fun!

Celebrate the Stanley all weekend!

Friday, August 26

  • Art Stations, Gibson Square Park: 4–9 p.m.
    Drop in and create your own work of art, take a fun photo or contribute to a community art project.
  • Curator Talks, Galleries, 4:30–6 p.m.
    Join the curators of Homecoming on the second floor for brief, informal introductions of the exhibition themes.
  • Live Music, Gibson Square Park, 6–9 p.m.
    Bring a chair and listen to live music from three local and national bands in Gibson Square Park!
    Free popcorn, lemonade and water will be available in Gibson Square Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Throughout the evening food trucks will be parked on the street between the Stanley and the Main Library with food for purchase.

 

Saturday, August 27

  • Art Stations, Gibson Square Park, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
    Drop in and create your own work of art, take a fun photo or contribute to a community art project.
  • Homecoming Tours, Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Join 45-minute docent lead tour that provides an overview of Homecoming, highlights work you’ll remember and introduces you to recent acquisitions. Tour sizes are limited; visit the lobby welcome desk to participate
  • Juggling Performances and Workshop, Gibson Square Park, Noon–3:15 p.m.
    Luther Bangert will perform a unique 10-minute juggling and dance performance on the hour. Between performances Bangert will lead lessons on the practice and art of juggling.
  • Director’s Welcome, Lobby, 4:45 p.m.
    Stanley Museum of Art Director Lauren Lessing will share her plans for the museum and ways visitors of all ages can participate in museum activities all year long.
  • Cedar Rapids Opera Performance, Lobby, 5–5:30 p.m.
    A special performance of Selections from The Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.
  • Special Performance TBD Gibson Square Park, 6–9 p.m.
    Spend Saturday night in the park! Enjoy music and food after your visit to the museum.
    Donuts and coffee (10 a.m.–noon) and popcorn, lemonade, and water (noon–9 p.m.) will be available for free in Gibson Square Park. Throughout the evening food trucks will be parked on the street between the Stanley and the Main Library with food for purchase.

 

Sunday, August 28

  • Homecoming Tours, Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    Join 45-minute docent lead tour that provides an overview of Homecoming, highlights work you’ll remember and introduces you to recent acquisitions. Tour sizes are limited; visit the lobby welcome desk to participate
  • Special Performance TBD, Galleries, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
    Cookies and coffee (noon to 5:30 p.m.) will be available for free in the lobby.

Details

Start:
August 26 @ 3:00 pm
End:
August 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://stanleymuseum.uiowa.edu/event/94426/0

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Stanley Museum of Art
160 West Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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