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Art & Art History

Mural in downton Clinton, Iowa

Clinton Downtown Mural

MFA student Ali Hval designed and painted a mural in downtown Clinton, Iowa, assisted by fellow MFA student Marina Ross. Artist Ali Hval was selected by the Office of Outreach & Engagement to design and install a mural for an exterior wall...

Mason City Community Mobile App Graphic Design

Students in the School of Art & Art History Graphic Design course designed a community-based mobile app for the City of Mason City. With the smart phones and tablets, the City of Mason City aims to provide a community portal to attractions,...

Iowa City Public Art

Students in Professor Anita Jung’s studio course collaborated with the City of Iowa City to develop a public art piece for installment in Iowa City. During the course of the class, students broke into groups and prepared proposals for the public art...

Winneshiek County Public Art

Students from the School of Art & Art history developed two public art pieces. The first project emblematizes the Decorah eagles in a sculpture that celebrates the natural assets of Winneshiek County. The second playfully acknowledges the...
Nisse Public Art Project

Interactive Art on Trout Run Trail

MFA students in the School of Art and Art History created 10 small statues of nisse, gnome-like figures from Scandinavian folklore, for the 2015 Nordic Fest Celebration. Following the success of the "Gnomes on the Trail" event during the 2013 Nordic...

Czech Village/New Bo Window Wonderland Arts Display

In collaboration with Arts Share , graduate students in the School of Art & Art History worked with local businesses in the Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District to design window displays for the holiday season. This project, dubbed the...

Muscatine Public Art Project

The IISC and Arts Share developed a low-cost public art project for a student in the MFA program. The project used recycled materials to create a sculpture that pays homage to an important member of the Mississippi River Valley's ecosystem, the bald...

Washington Free Public Library Mural Painting

Through a partnership with Arts Share , Erin Rappleye, a University of Iowa Masters of Fine Arts graduate student, designed a 2-story mural for the Washington Public Library as part of an effort to provide public art in the alleyway and enhance...