• 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


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    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


  • Undergraduate Symposium SpeakersPictured from left are speakers Tom Theuer, Olivia von Gries, Maria Chusin, Paige Mitchell, UAHS

    Undergraduate Symposium

    The Undergraduate Symposium took place on the afternoon of April 10.  At this event, which was organized by the Undergraduate Art History Society (UAHS), five undergraduate speakers made presentations based on papers that they had previously researched for their classes, which they had then refined with the help of graduate student mentors.  By presenting in this way, the speakers gain valuable practice for future conference participation, and for work in the art world more generally.  Pictured from left are speakers Tom Theuer, Olivia von Gries, Maria Chusin, Paige Mitchell, UAHS President Madeline Verdon, and Lara Bampfield.   

There are no Student Exhibitions at this time.

ranked Printmaking program*
ranked Painting & Drawing program*
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).

*Among similar programs at public institutions of higher learning. U.S. News & World Report's America’s Best Graduate Schools 2015 guidebook.