• Students discussing Art History work
  • Sketch of the birthplace of Herbert Hoover, by Grant Wood
  • Art class outside of Art Building West
  • Relief Sculpture
  • Relief art slabs
  • New Visual Art Building


  • Kassie Palmer artwork, Claire Whitehurst artwork and Nino Kintsurashvili artwork

    Kassie Palmer, Claire Whitehurst and Nino Kintsurashvili selected for the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018

    National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018

    Local artists Kassie Palmer, Claire Whitehurst and Nino Kintsurashvili from the University of Iowa have been selected from a nation wide pool of MFA artists to participate in the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.  Nino also won the Art NXT Level Award of Excellence. The exhibition will take place from January 19 to February 12, 2018.

    The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial is an outlook and an overview of emerging artists across the United States currently working in the medium of painting. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and/or recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting.

    All the works in the exhibition will be permanently available online at www.artsy.net.  The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial is curated and organized by Sergio Gomez, Curator and Exhibitions Director at the Zhou B Art Center.




  • Image of JD Whitman

    Jacquelyn Dale (JD) Whitman Educates About About The Wonder Of Our Oceans

    Whitman is an MFA candidate in art at the University of Iowa, with emphases in sculpture and photography. In her upcoming thesis project, Whitman will combine art with marine ecology to uniquely inform viewers on a decline in marine biodiversity due to human threats. To achieve this, she will share Ireland’s Blaschka Invertebrate Models—glass replicas of marine invertebrate species from our 19th-century oceans—with the public through an interactive, sculptural installation made from recycled plastic and animated video projections of these models.

    See the full article at https://www.grad.uiowa.edu/news/ui-artist-educates-about-the-wonder-of-our-oceans

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ranked Master of Fine Arts program*
Undergraduate Students
are pursuing a double major
Graduate Students

566 undergraduates are pursuing a BA degree. 96 were selected to pursue a BFA degree.
171 are enrolled in the University Honors Program. 291 of our students are pursuing a double major.
50% or more of last year's graduating classes were comprised of BFAs (Spring '14 and Fall '14).

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