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Walking Food History Tour of Iowa City


Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Rachel Wobeter, museum studies student, will present a walking tour of Iowa City’s food history. Wobeter will guide tour participants through a number of Iowa City’s historical food spots and on the way stop at four of Iowa City restaurants and sample the tasty cuisine. The town’s early grocers, many brewers, and more historical insights will be shared. Pre-registration required. To pre-register, contact Kathrine Moermond at 319-335-0546. $15.00 suggested donation will go to support education programming and student employment opportunities at the Old Capitol Museum.

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Pentacrest Museums Family Weekend


Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26

Join us for a museum scavenger hunt and fun activities throughout the weekend, as well as a special showing of King Corn.









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The Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary Heritage


Now through August 1, 2015
Hanson Humanities Gallery

Take a bite of the colorful and flavorful world of food that Iowans grew, prepared, and enjoyed during our state's early years. Through the stories of Iowa immigrants, migrants, and families, The Land Provides explores Iowa's rich culinary history, various agriculture techniques, and the people who brought the earth's bounty from farm and garden to table. Integral to life, food was flavored with tradition, spiced with new ingredients and techniques, and served with Iowa love.

Presented in partnership with the University of Iowa Libraries as part of the University of Iowa's "Food for Thought" Theme Semester.

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Iowa Law: Oldest Law School West of the Mississippi


Now through August 1, 2015
Keyes Gallery for Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

In 1865, the Iowa Law School opened in Des Moines with the goal of educating Iowa's first generation of lawyers. Three years later, it moved to Iowa City and became part of the University of Iowa. This exhibit follows the history of the program, from famous firsts to the promise of the future. See how the curriculum has evolved over the past 150 years, and try your hand at sample questions from the bar exam. This exhibition also features eight juridical prints by French artist Honoré Daumier, on loan from the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Join the College of Law as it celebrates this sesquicentennial, and follow the landmark events that transformed the department into one of the most respected law schools in the country.a>

Presented in collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Law and the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

 

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Unfinished Business: The Arts of the New Arab Revolutions

 

Now through May 15, 2015.
Second Floor Rotunda

In 2011, Arabic-speaking people from Morocco to the Gulf states took to the streets in unprecedented protests, demanding the removal of entrenched despotic regimes and destroying Western assumptions about the inherent incompatibility of Arab cultures with the values of accountability, transparency, and democracy. In the face of brutality and repression, Arab protesters, activists, and artists reclaimed their dignity, proclaimed solidarity, and a channeled common voice through the arts of revolution—both visual and performative. Drawing from the collections of the UI Libraries, Unfinished Business explores the role of revolutionary art in the continuing transformation of Arab political activism and emergence of new waves of civil protest.

Presented in collaboration with the Provost's Global Forum and the University of Iowa Libraries.

 

 

 

 


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