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.

Registration for the Grant Wood Symposium: Art in Public on September 29, 2018, is now open.
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Symposium Reception Invitation

Symposium Reception Invitation

Help support the Grant Wood Art Colony and the Office of Outreach and Engagement's new initiative, the Public Art Residency at the the University of Iowa, by purchasing a ticket to the Grant Wood Symposium reception.Read more
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Grant Wood Symposium: Faculty Session

Just announced: A special faculty/instructor session for educators interested in or currently teaching in the field of public art and/or engaged practice on Friday, September 28. If you have already registered for the symposium, please register for this session now, otherwise, you can register for the faculty/instructor session during your symposium registration.Read more


Art in Public, the 6th Biennial Grant Wood Symposium

Art in Public, the 6th Biennial Grant Wood Symposium

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Public art plays an important role in community building and economic development. Gain insight and exchange ideas about public art as catalyst for community building, the responsibilities of the artist and the community, and more. Artists, scholars, attorneys, architects, and community planners from across the country will present and discuss. Presentations will be short, TED-style talks to instigate lively panel discussions. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Grant...

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