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.


Grant Wood Public Art Residency

2019 Grant Wood Public Art Residency

Eleven University of Iowa students are spending the week studying the practice, history, and theory surrounding public art projects. Spurred by increased interest from communities across Iowa for public art projects, the Office of Outreach and Engagement and the Stanley Museum of Art developed this...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
Legacy Prize Winners

2019 Grant Wood Legacy Prize Announced

The Grant Wood Art Colony Grant Wood Art Colony will award the Grant Wood Legacy Prize to three outstanding high-school visual artists: Jaeni Sprague (Bondurant), Gillian Lenth (Welton), and Elizabeth Barroso (Cedar Rapids) . The three Grant Wood Legacy Prize recipients were selected from a pool of...Read more


Unlazy With Language: The Poetics of Hip-Hop

Unlazy With Language: The Poetics of Hip-Hop

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Mother-loving genius and cunning linguist Brandon Alexander Williams will do a lyrical analysis on the art of rapping and performance poetry. His lyrics will make your brain smile....

Art Building West

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