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.


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 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
The Bee Project by Elena Smyrniotis (photo by Brendan Paul)

Experience The Bee Project at the IC Climate Fest, September 21

Participate in The Bee Project during this year's Iowa City Climate Fest, September 18-23, 2023. Each day will feature a different way to learn about climate change and what humans can do protect the environment. Thursday, September 21, will feature a series of events focused on pollinators. Enjoy...Read more