June 30, 2020

The National Advisory Board of the Grant Wood Art Colony has decided to postpone the 7th 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 health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Advancing the scholarship around 20th-21st-century artists who, like Grant Wood, extended their practice to creating distinctive homes and studios is the primary objective of the Symposium. However, comradery and collaboration that comes from in-person discussions and interactions would be lost in an online format. Additionally, a robust menu of events was planned to enhance the symposium experience that are not possible in an online format.

Please check back as we work toward rescheduling the event in the spring of 2022.


Jim Hayes, Chair, National Advisory Board

Maura Pilcher, Director, Grant Wood Art Colony