Holiday celebrations in December may have become a bit more homogenous since the advertising department of Coca-Cola helped standardize the image of Santa Claus in America’s public imagination starting in the early 1930s, and the advertising department of Montgomery Ward […]
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 […]
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. […]
Memorializing the dead by speaking their names is usually a very personal act, but sometimes it’s also a political one. The recitation of names on the steps of the Old Capitol on Friday will combine both those aspects. […]
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.
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 — […]