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.



Grant Wood Art Colony Names 2020-21 Fellows

The Grant Wood Art Colony of the University of Iowa announces the recipients of the 2020-21 Grant Wood Fellowship. Each year, three fellows are selected from an international search to become artists-in-residence and visiting assistant professors at the University of Iowa. Through a competitive...Read more
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 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
Grant Wood Studio, courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

7th Biennial Symposium Postponed

The National Advisory Board of the Grant Wood Art Colony has decided to postpone the 7 th Biennial Grant Wood Symposium: A Home and Studio of One’s Own originally scheduled for October 16-18, 2020. The first priority of the University of Iowa and the Grant Wood Art Colony remains protecting the...Read more


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