Many people help the Grant Wood Art Colony achieve its mission. In addition to tremendous support from the University of Iowa Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement, Division of Performing Arts, and the School of Art & Art History, a dedicated National Advisory Board assists in continuing the legacy of Grant Wood.

Grant Wood Art Colony Staff

Maura Pilcher

Maura Pilcher, Director, Grant Wood Art Colony
Director, Grant Wood Art Colony

Maura Pilcher currently serves as the Director of the Grant Wood Art Colony at the University of Iowa. She holds Bachelors of Art in Anthropology and Art History from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago....Read more

National Advisory Board

Jim Hayes

Chair, Grant Wood Art Colony National Advisory Board

Jim Hayes was raised on a farm near Forest City, Iowa, graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and then from the University of Iowa College of Law. His first job out of law school was as Iowa Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety and then as the first Director of the Iowa Crime Commission...Read more