Book a UIMA@IMU or Black Box Theater Tour or Visit

Tours and visits are available at the UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom and The Black Box Theater, the University of Iowa Museum of Art's temporary spaces in the Iowa Memorial Union. It typically takes two weeks to schedule tours, so please schedule in advance.  Due to the number of tour requests the UIMA receives, some tours cannot be accommodated as requested. After submitting your request, you will be contacted via e-mail or telephone.

The UIMA@IMU and The Black Box Theater are located on the third floor of the Iowa Memorial Union. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and, Saturday and Sunday, 12–5 p.m.

The UIMA@IMU includes a classroom space that can accommodate groups of up to eighteen people. This space is available for the following:

Works on Paper (request three weeks in advance): Many of the UIMA’s works on paper are held in storage at the UIMA@IMU. If you would like your group to view a selection of works on paper in the UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom, please request a visit three weeks in advance.

Hands-on (request three weeks in advance): Some of the UIMA’s collection, such as select ceramics and select African artworks, are available for supervised hands-on examination. If you would like your group to experience a supervised hands-on examination session, please request a visit three weeks in advance.

Special Requests (request seven weeks in advance): In some instances the type of artwork you would like to view may not be currently on display in the UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom. If you would like your group to view a selection of types of artwork that are not on display in the UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom, please request a visit seven weeks in advance.

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