FOSTERING CREATIVE CONNECTIONS
The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art creates a new permanent home for the University’s full art collection 14 years after a flood forced the original art museum to close in 2008. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot museum houses more than 4,000 works and serves as a cultural arts destination welcoming students, faculty, and visitors from around the world. The museum contains art galleries, classrooms, collections storage, parking, loading and preparation areas, and a special exhibition space to display the museum’s most famous work of art, a 20-foot by 8-foot mural painted by the American artist Jackson Pollack. A transparent, daylight-filled entry plaza invites visitors to explore and connect with the community through the arts.