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 & Drawing, 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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The Bee Project by Elena Smyrniotis (photo by Brendan Paul)

The Bee Project

The Bee Project has landed in Gibson Square Park (University of Iowa Campus). Community members are invited to create their own bees out of durable, recycled materials and attach them to the hive during the month of May.Read more
GWAC 2015 Fellow Careena Melia speaks to Coe College students

Giving

The Grant Wood Art Colony is a featured program of the University of Iowa Provost’s Office of Community Engagement. The program exemplifies the University of Iowa’s historic commitment to creative work and pioneering of the Master of Fine Arts degree. New and Enhanced Programs Catalogue Raisonn é...Read more