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Artists create Iowa-themed art to celebrate the state’s 175th anniversary

Jenna Post, Arts Editor December 14, 2021

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood, the Annals of Iowa — a quarterly published history magazine — will unveil a special edition in collaboration with the Iowa Arts Council...

Art that can be checked out is seen at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

ICPL’s Art-to-Go collection allows the Iowa City community to take home art for free

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 16, 2021

Having original artwork in a space can greatly add to its ambience, but that’s not always an accessible option for everyone. The Iowa City Public Library takes a step towards accessible art with...


UI student literary magazine Snapshots: stories for children

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter September 28, 2021

A conversation at Freddy’s between three University of Iowa freshmen prompted the creation of an Iowa City children-focused literary magazine. Josephine Geiger-Lee and Noelle Franzone met on a...

Englert’s weekly ‘Stages’ performance to feature Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler

Englert’s weekly ‘Stages’ performance to feature Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter September 8, 2021

For many musicians born and raised in Iowa City, playing at the Englert Theatre, whether live or virtually, is a dream come true. For Iowa City singer-songwriter Sean Tyler, this is accurate. On Wednesday,...

The new mural in the University of Iowa’s Currier Residence Hall is seen on Sept. 2, 2021.

New mural tells story of first five Black women to integrate UI residence halls

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor September 7, 2021

In fall 1946, Virginia Harper became one of the first non-white-passing Black women to integrate a University of Iowa residence hall. Now, an image of her face appears alongside the faces of four other...

The Riverside Theatre website displays information for the play The Kreutzer Sonata on Thursday, July 29.

Riverside Theatre collaborates with remote artists for first radio play

Jenna Post, Summer Arts Editor August 3, 2021

From online to outdoors, Riverside Theatre is no stranger to presenting theater through non-traditional mediums. This Sunday, Riverside will make its radio debut with the premiere of The Kreutzer Sonata:...

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UI printmaking fellow Elena Smyrniotis’s vision of ice: more than a frozen display

Bruce Bartlam, Jr., News Reporter July 21, 2021

Elena Smyrniotis said the town she was born in, Ufa, Russia, was a frozen, industrial wasteland throughout her childhood. “The skyline was littered with smokestacks. There was a huge oil refinery,”...


University of Iowa gains Broadway actress Caroline Clay as professor

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 29, 2021

The University of Iowa added a Broadway and television actress as its next lead acting professor on June 16. Caroline Clay was born in Washington, D.C., and has performed in numerous Broadway shows,...

The new mural at Studio 13 in downtown Iowa City is seen on June 16, 2021.

Studio 13 gains new eye-catching mural painted by UI Alum and IC local Ali Hval in time for Pride month

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 22, 2021

Studio 13 received a new mural painted by UI alum and local Iowa City artist Ali Hval last week. The mural features an array of colors that complement the six rainbow dots on the front of Studio 13’s...


UI Theatre and Cinematic Arts departments reflect on centering diversity in their programs

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 27, 2021

This year, Cinematic Arts and Theatre faculty at the University of Iowa launched two new series, “Black Lives on Screen” and “Borderless,” which aim to showcase diverse perspectives in the...

Cast members rehearse while curtains drape over the stage during a dress rehearsal of “Ascend,” in the Mabie Theatre at the Theatre Building on March 31, 2021. “Ascend”, directed by Margarita Blush and written/created by the cast and creative team, explores the growth of individuals, especially after the pandemic. There will be a virtual performance of “Ascend” on April 28, 2021.

UI Theatre Department closes season with original show, ‘Ascend’

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

Before the curtains close for the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department’s spring 2021 season, a unique show will take the stage — a completely student-written, original production called Ascend,...

Choral Conducting doctoral student Kreg Godfrey conducts the University Choir at the Voxman Music Building on March 25, 2021.

UI School of Music keeps live music-making possible with strict COVID-19 protocols

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter March 29, 2021

One year ago, students within the University of Iowa School of Music performed concerts for live audiences. Now, they’re performing for cameras. After UI classes shifted online in March 2020,...

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