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.


Vanessa Stalling

Colony welcomes Vanessa Stalling

Theatre director Vanessa Stalling will be a special guest of the Grant Wood Art Colony this summer while she takes part in the newly formed Summer Partnership in the Arts. The Theatre Arts Department’s long tradition of presenting exciting work each summer begins anew in 2018, with Summer...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 Art Colony/Arts Share Camp Wraps Up

The Grant Wood Art Colony and Arts Share hosted 88 students ranging from 1 st through 6 th grade at camp June 4 th through 8 th . Each morning, University of Iowa graduate students helped campers explore writing, music, movement, theatre, and the visual arts.Read more