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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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 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
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The Grant Wood Art Colony

At its September meeting, the Board of Regents will consider accepting a home and quarter-acre lot on Iowa City’s East Court Street on behalf of the University of Iowa. The home, gifted to the University by owner Jim Hayes, neighbors the famed home of celebrated Iowa artist Grant Wood. Hayes, owner...Read more