The University of Iowa

Public Art

Public Art
Preston mural

Preston Mural

Visiting Assistant Professor Ali Hval designed and installed a mural in Preston, Iowa, that reflects the community's unique history and local assets. In 2019, Ali Hval received her MFA with Honors at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing...
Final Presentation to Partners

Preston Non-Motorized Connectivity

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed sidewalk and trail improvements to increase non-motorized connectivity in Preston, Iowa. The commun ity of Preston sought assistance from the Iowa...
UI Art Building

Manchester Public Art project

MFA students will design and install a public art piece for the Manchester community, driven by a process of public engagement so that the piece reflects the values, stories and/or identity of the community.
Artist Sean Elizabeth Tyler in front of mural Source: Christopher Zoeller, The Courier

Waterloo Mural

Working closely with Waterloo’s Center for the Arts, MFA student Sean Tyler designed and installed two murals at the gateway to the downtown district.
North Liberty, Iowa

North Liberty Public Art Planning Recommendations

Graduate students in the course Growth Management in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed a report outlining alternatives and best practices to inform future public art planning for the City of North Liberty. Public art and creative...
Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum Mural

Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum Mural

Grant Wood Public Art resident Ali Hval worked closely with the Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum leadership to identify themes and imagery included in a mural on the side of their new home, 428 Main Street, Keokuk, including the design and installation of...
Webster City solar sculpture

Webster City Solar Art Sculpture

Through a partnership between the University of Iowa Office of Outreach and Engagement, the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, and the City of Webster City, Iowa, faculty member Dan Miller and his students designed and constructed a “...
Webster City mural

Webster City Downtown Mural

Graduate student Ali Hval designed a 12-panel mural for downtown Webster City. The mural celebrates Webster City's past, present, and future with colorful paintings that each represent an important person or aspect of the community. Ali painted the...
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...