Legacies for Iowa


The Legacies for Iowa project is a large-scale arts-sharing initiative that brings the extraordinary collections of the University of Iowa Museum of Art to communities across the state. Each object in our collections is a repository of our past and our present. As a cultural and educational institution, the UIMA has a responsibility not only to preserve these collective histories, but to create a legacy for the future of art in everyday life. With the generous support of the Matthew Bucksbaum family, the UIMA is empowered to do just that. Through this project, the UIMA facilitates collaboration and conversation between the people of Iowa and UI faculty and students. The Legacies project waives the loan fees associated with borrowing artworks and provides educational materials, installation support, feedback in developing publicity and marketing materials, and assistance in facilitating exhibition programming.

Learn more about available Legacies exhibitions and how your organization can become a partner!

Here is a list of current Legacies special projects: 

smART Talks

smART Talks is a series of casual chats between local creatives and scholars to take place in the IMU gallery (3rd floor, Richey Ballroom). These evening conversations will be livestreamed via Facebook and will be anchored by a reading and an object (or several) from our permanent collections.

Click here for the reading for the March 15 smart Talk!

Four Constructions - Fixed Media: A collaboration with composer Joseph Norman

Here is a list of current Legacies exhibitions:

Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project

Past Legacies exhibitions: