Agriculture

Going beyond the science and practice of farming and focusing on our state and our land. 

Specifically, the people and tools that brought agriculture to Iowa as well as artists that have called Iowa home and share the land and the people in their work. 

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University of Iowa Libraries “Agriculture” Gallery

Office of the State Archaeologist “Agriculture” Gallery

Stanley Museum of Art “Agriculture” Gallery

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Virtual Programs

A presentation and Q&A with the Office of the State Archaeologist (60 min)

The roots of farming in Iowa go back more than 3,000 years. Evidence from archaeological sites and the oral histories of Indigenous peoples teaches us about these plants, who grew them, and the tools they used.

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A presentation and Q&A with the Office of the State Archaeologist (30 min)

A shorter version of the above program for those with more limited time.

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A presentation and Q&A with the Stanley Museum of Art (60 min)

Grant Wood is the most famous artist to come from Iowa. We’ll learn about his life through his work and discuss his lasting impact on the state and the world.

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A presentation and Q&A with the Stanley Museum of Art (60 min)

A look at some of the State of Iowa’s 39 New Deal Post Office Murals. From 1934-43, there were 1400 murals created nationwide in 1300 cities. Learn about the artists behind the murals and their artwork in the Stanley Museum of Art collections.

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