Holiday Tubas, a 46-year local tradition, will perform on the Pentacrest Friday afternoon

In most places around the country, sleigh bells and carolers (who may or may not be “a-wassailing“) are the sounds of the season, but in Iowa City, there are also tubas. Since 1973, tuba, sousaphone (the wrap-around tuba for marching) and euphonium (think tuba, but smaller) players have gathered on the Pentacrest for Holiday Tubas. The […]

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Interviews form basis of new play about the legacy of Sudan in Iowa City

On Friday, Feb. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Old Capital Museum, the African Studies Program and the Office of Outreach and Engagement at the University of Iowa will present My Daughters Are My Writings, a new play based on oral histories of seven Iowa City residents from Sudan. […]

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Light artist Gerry Hofstetter illuminates the Old Capitol

Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter has an ambitious goal: Over the course of 2017-19, he and his daughter Céline (who is based in Los Angeles) will bring their Light Art Grand Tour USA to all 50 states. The tour identifies a key landmark in each state to work with, a place of historical and political significance, and transforms it into a transitory light art sculpture.

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Old Capitol Museum celebrates four decades as a museum and historic landmark

Old Capitol

Old Capitol Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration Old Capitol Museum — Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the Old Capitol Museum will celebrate 40 years of being a National Historic Landmark — the only one in Iowa City — and a museum. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy a historic atmosphere […]

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