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.

The application window for the Grant Wood Fellowships is currently open. Search committees will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2023.

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Woodblock Printmaking Workshop, American Gothic House

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The Grant Wood Fellowship application windows are currently open. The 2023-24 fellowships include printmaking, painting & drawing, and interdisciplinary performance--theatre. Review of applications will begin in February 2023.Read more
GWAC 2015 Fellow Careena Melia speaks to Coe College students

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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

Events

Grant Wood Fellow Talk with Michael Dixon

Grant Wood Fellow Talk with Michael Dixon

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2:00pm

"Unpacking the Demons: Within, Between, and Beyond Race" with 2022–23 Grant Wood Fellow for Painting and Drawing Michael Dixon...

Stanley Museum of Art

Grant Wood Fellow Talk: Kieron Dwayne Sargeant

Grant Wood Fellow Talk: Kieron Dwayne Sargeant

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7:00pm

The Fusion of African Retentive and Continued Trinbagonian dances and Contemporary American dance for the classroom and stage...

Stanley Museum of Art

Shadow Puppetry: Animating Through Figure and Voice

Shadow Puppetry: Animating Through Figure and Voice

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10:00am to 4:00pm

This workshop is a thematic introduction to shadow puppetry as a bridge between performance, poetry, and visual art. The workshop will offer a balance between language and image-based narrative. Students will explore modes of shadow theater using analog overhead projectors as cinematic devices, and will also learn techniques for constructing shadow puppets made from cut paper and wire. For those who wish to perform their work live, we will host a performance “event” at the culmination of the...

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