"Looking In and Out of Elisabeth Koren's Pantry" with David Faldet, Luther College, Decorah
Thursday, March 12 ,
Elisabeth Koren was transplanted from a genteel Norwegian household to an 1853 Northeast Iowa frontier of log houses and farm families. This presentation will use period photos, archival drawings, and photos of the Koren cabin and its terrain to put you visually back into the world where Koren did her cooking and entertaining and from which she drew her food..
"In the Kitchen with Laura" with Sarah Uthoff
Sunday, March 1 ,
Sarah will mix stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands-on cooking. It’s the 1930s, and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden. During the program volunteers on stage to do things like: mix up a batch of biscuits, make ginger water, grind wheat, and more.
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.
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>
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 revolutionóboth 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.