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.


Eva Győri, Taraneh Fazeli

The Colony Welcomes Taraneh Fazeli

The Grant Wood Art Colony is hosting Taraneh Fazeli, Visiting Curator in Painting and Drawing, this week. Taraneh Fazeli is an arts curator and educator from New York that is currently the curator at the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Her practice emerges from legacies of institutional critique...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. New and Enhanced Programs Fellowships: The...Read more
American Gothic

Grant Wood Fellows Tour Grant Wood Sites

On October 12, Associate Provost Linda Snetselaar joined Grant Wood Fellows Eleanna Anagnos and Ryan Parker and Director Maura Pilcher on a tour of Grant Wood sites in eastern Iowa. Designed to introduce the Fellows to the life of Grant Wood, the Fellows also experience the communities outside of...Read more