Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Iowa's Own Monuments Man: George Stout

During WWII, Winterset, Iowa native George Stout was a member of the U.S. Army's "Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program" devoted to recovering art and other items of cultural importance that...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History

Community Singing: Songs for Healing and Hope

In this presentation, Barbara McAfee-voice coach, singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, and author- demonstrates the concept of a “comfort choir” and shares stories from her choir: the Morning Star...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Ralph Ellison & the Cultural Ambassadors of Jazz

In celebration of UNESCO's International Jazz Day, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature presents an event that celebrates the intersection of jazz with the work of the writer Ralph Ellison....

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Landscape Iowa: Poems of James Hearst

Scott Cawelti performs a few poems by James Hearst in the unique form of song!

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Where in the World: Places in Poetry

In honor of Poetry Month, the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center Reading Aloud group reads a few of their favorite poems about places.

Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies

Art Quilts of the Midwest

According to Wikipedia, Art Quilts are an art form that uses both modern and traditional quilting techniques to create art objects. Author and quilter Linzee Kull McCray's new book "Art Quilts of...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Visiting the Beyond: with Paranormal Explorer Curt Strutz

Curt Strutz loves hauntings! He has traveled far and wide visiting haunted battlefields, deserted asylums, historic locations and known haunted residences across the US. He shares his experiences...

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UI Museum of Art Smart Talk: Yvonne Szafran presents Jackson Pollock's "Mural"

A visual exploration of the recent study and treatment of Jackson Pollock's "Mural" from the University of Iowa by Yvonne Szafran, Senior Conservator and Head Paintings Conservation, J. Paul Getty...

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IFF 2014: A Poet is Banned - Edgar Allan Poe

Members of the Iowa City Johnson County Senior Center's Read Aloud group read selected poetry from Edgar Allan Poe.

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A Discussion with Miriam Gilbert: Red

Host Miriam Gilbert and two special guests (Craig Adcock and Dale Fisher) discuss John Logan's play "Red" about painter Mark Rothko. "Red" will open the season at Riverside Theatre on September...

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