News & Events

News

Jun 2020

The UI Center for the Book remembers the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless, nameable others killed by law enforcement or extra-...

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Apr 2020

We’re so excited to introduce you to the work of our UICB 2020 graduates. We could not be more proud of how hard they worked and the shows they have produced; although we are saddened that we cannot share this work in person, we’re excited for the opportunity to broadcast this work so broadly...

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Apr 2020

The UI Center for the Book has won a two and a half million dollar challenge grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.  The matching grant requires a $2.5 million fundraising campaign by the UICB in the coming year. Endowment of the funds will support graduate student financial aid, faculty...

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Feb 2020

UICB's Julia Leonard has been awarded a $15,000 Craft Research Fund Project Grant from the Center for Craft. These project grants aim to advance the investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States. Leonard will use these funds to continue the development...

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Oct 2019

Karen Carcia, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, has been honored with the Emerging Educator award from the College Book Art Association, the international professional organization of book artists in higher education. The competitive award is given...

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Events

MFA Virtual Graduation Ceremony

May 8, 2020

We will be hosting a virtual celebration for the MFA graduating class of 2020. More information coming soon!

Please see thesis work from all of our Spring 2020 graduates here: https://book.grad.uiowa.edu/MFA_Show_2020

POSTPONED - UICB Annual Nancy Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book

March 30, 2020

Losing the Past: Cultural Heritage, Climate Change, and Catastrophe

Fueled by fossils, museums and archival libraries more or less refrigerate cultural records against the threat of decay—for now. But what is the longterm future of cultural records in the face of accelerating climate...

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MFA Thesis Exhibition by Katharine DeLamater

March 9, 2020

Please join Katharine DeLamater for a closing reception Friday, March 13th from 5-7pm. 

MFA Thesis Exhibition by Colleen Lawrence

March 2, 2020

Please join MFA Candidate Colleen Lawrence for her Thesis Exhibition closing reception at K.K. Merker Gallery Friday March 6th from 5-7pm. 

Wire Fence Terminal

February 17, 2020

Join UICB MFA candidate Krista Narciso for her thesis show. The installation is a meditation on landscape and an inquiry into the concept of a ‘remnant’ in the natural world, inspired by her visits to local prairie remnants and conservatories. Guests are invited to explore the immersive, yet...

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