Gilbert Interviewed for Grant Wood Article in the Iowan

Gregory Gilbert (Art and Art History) was interviewed and quoted for an article on the artist Grant Wood in the March/April 2016 issue of The Iowan magazine. The article is titled “Iowan Icon: Grant Wood” and examines the art historical and cultural reassessment of Wood, who was a major Midwestern Regionalist artist of the 1930s.

In April 2014, Gilbert presented the paper “Federal Art in the Midwest in the 1930s and the Meeting of Rural and Urban Cultures: A Challenge to Grant Wood’s ‘Revolt Against the City'” at the Grant Wood Symposium at the University of Iowa. His paper will be in the forthcoming anthology Rediscovering the American Midwest: How Modernism Met Midwestern Culture, which will be published by Hastings College Press.

Galesburg Portrait Project Unveiling, March 31

We hope many of you will be able to join us at the Box, Kellogg and Simmons Streets, on Thursday, March 31, from 5-7 for the ‘unveiling’ of the Galesburg Portrait Project. There will be a time for brief remarks by the artist and others, starting about 6:15 p.m.

At 7 p.m., (following the party) the artist, John Bakker, will talk further about his work, motivations, and process. All are welcome.

In keeping with the community spirit of the project, we’re inviting people to bring cookies to share – but if you can’t, just come!

–Mark Holmes

Kasser Virtual Lecture

Tim Kasser (Psychology) recently gave a lecture (virtually) to a graduate-level class on Ecological Design at Schumacher College in Totnes, UK. The talk was titled “A Values-based, Psychological Theory of Change for Alternative Measures of Progress.”