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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Dessane Lopez Cassell

The Colony Welcomes Dessane Lopez Cassell

This week, the Grant Wood Art Colony will host Dessane Lopez Cassell while she serves as jurror for the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS). Dessane Lopez Cassell is a writer, curator and film programmer based in New York. She has held curatorial positions at the Studio...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 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

Events

Outreach and Engagement 2018-2019 Year-End Celebration

Outreach and Engagement 2018-2019 Year-End Celebration

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us to celebrate the outreach and engagement accomplishments of students, faculty, staff, and community partners for the 2018-2019 academic year! Featuring a program with awards presentation and refreshments. Event begins at 5 pm. Program to begin at 5:45. All students, staff, faculty and community partners welcome!

Hancher Auditorium

Grant Wood Fellows Exhibition, 2018-19

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Works by Eleanna Anagnos and Ryan Parker C.S.P.S. Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids Opening Reception, May 2, 2019, 5-8 pm Free and open to the public. Exhibition May 2 - June 30, 2019

C.S.P.S. Hall

Grant Wood Fellows Exhibition, 2018-19

Friday, May 3, 2019

Works by Eleanna Anagnos and Ryan Parker C.S.P.S. Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids Opening Reception, May 2, 2019, 5-8 pm Free and open to the public. Exhibition May 2 - June 30, 2019

C.S.P.S. Hall