Old Capitol Museum Calendar
Date Time Program Title & Description
Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Opening: iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy

Come Experience the early years of Black and Gold pride in Iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy. Follow the first 70 years of the Hawkeyes, from the first game to the 1959 Rose Bowl win, and encounter legends like Duke Slater, Nile Kinnick, Calvin Jones, Alex Karras, Forest Evashevski, and the other players and coaches who broke barriers and built the foundations of Iowa's football tradition.

Refreshments will be served, and Herky and Spirit Squad members will make an appearance from 5-6 p.m.

Sunday, September 7, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Piano Sundays: Rising Stars (Ryan McNamara and Wenjing Liu)

The Piano Sundays concert series will once again feature the remarkable talent from the Piano Area in the University of Iowa School of Music. Now in it's ninth year, each concert presents a unique set of musical selections ranging from Bach to Bartok, Jenni to Ginastera, Mozart to Mussorgsky and more!

Open to the public in 1976 as a historical landmark and museum presenting early University of Iowa history, the Old Capitol Museum is honored to offer this special ongoing musical series that highlights the rich sounds of the beautifully restored 1878 Steinway Centennial Style Concert Grand.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

A Day on the Prairie at Cedar County Historical Society in Tipton

Come explore the pioneer lifestyle with demonstrations of blacksmithing, candle-making, and open-fire cooking. Explore the five buildings of the Prairie Village and learn about the past from historical interpreters. Buy handmade goods and the farmers market, and sample authentic foods while enjoying live music!

Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A Tear in the Iron Curtain: 25 Years since the Fall of the Wall Opening

On November 9, 1989, East and West Berlin met and began to take down the Berlin Wall that had divided them for over 25 years. Utilizing firsthand accounts, the exhibit will explore the complexity of this unique city nestled in the heart of East Germany. Through artifacts, photos, and text, A Tear in the Iron Curtain will walk visitors through a tumultuous time in history that ended with a Velvet Revolution.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Piano Sundays: Rene Lecuona and students

The Piano Sundays concert series will once again feature the remarkable talent from the Piano Area in the University of Iowa School of Music. Now in it's ninth year, each concert presents a unique set of musical selections ranging from Bach to Bartok, Jenni to Ginastera, Mozart to Mussorgsky and more!

Open to the public in 1976 as a historical landmark and museum presenting early University of Iowa history, the Old Capitol Museum is honored to offer this special ongoing musical series that highlights the rich sounds of the beautifully restored 1878 Steinway Centennial Style Concert Grand.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Movies under the Dome: Remember the Titans

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations, in sight of the Washington Monument over the river in the nation's capital. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other.

Friday, October 24, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Creepy Campus Crawl

More info coming soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Piano Sundays: MTNA State Competition Winners

The Piano Sundays concert series will once again feature the remarkable talent from the Piano Area in the University of Iowa School of Music. Now in it's ninth year, each concert presents a unique set of musical selections ranging from Bach to Bartok, Jenni to Ginastera, Mozart to Mussorgsky and more!

Open to the public in 1976 as a historical landmark and museum presenting early University of Iowa history, the Old Capitol Museum is honored to offer this special ongoing musical series that highlights the rich sounds of the beautifully restored 1878 Steinway Centennial Style Concert Grand.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Movies under the Dome: Paper Lion

George Plimpton wants to write a story for Sports Illustrated on what it is like to be a quarterback for an NFL team. No one is willing to allow a klutzy amateur to go on the field for fear he'll kill himself. After several teams turn him down, Plimpton got the Detroit Lions to let him go to training camp. He tries to keep his true identity a secret from the real players. This is based on a true incident and many of the players play themselves in the movie.

Click HERE for more information on the 2013-2014 season of Piano Sundays.

 

***For more information about School of Music events, please call 319-335-1603 or visit http://performingarts.uiowa.edu for the University of Iowa Performing Arts calendar.  

Link to University of Iowa Master Calendar of Events

 



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