The Grant Wood Art Colony celebrates the life and legacy of Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant Wood. After painting one of the most recognizable images in the world, American Gothic, Wood joined the University of Iowa faculty. Each year, the Colony provides three Fellowships in Painting, Printmaking , and Interdisciplinary Performance. Fellows teach courses, engage Iowans, and pursue their artistic endeavors. The Colony also hosts a biennial symposium and provides outreach to perpetuate Wood’s legacy as an artist and advocate of contemporary art.


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GWAC 1516: Upcoming Grant Wood Fellows Exhibition

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Grant Wood Fellows will culminate their time at the University of Iowa with an exhibition entitled GWAC 1516 at the Sculpture Court of Music West (formerly the University of Iowa Museum of Art), May 21 through June 30. The...Read more
GWAC 2015 Fellow Careena Melia speaks to Coe College students


The Grant Wood Art Colony is a featured program of the University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Outreach & Engagement. The program exemplifies the University of Iowa’s historic commitment to creative work and pioneering of the Master of Fine Arts degree. 2016 marks 125 years since Grant Wood’s...Read more