Identity

As humans, we communicate our identity in multiples ways. Portraits, personal items of adornment, fashion, and even the items we keep in our homes help to portray a sense of individualism, expression, and cultural trends or values that create our identity.

Images

Pentacrest Museums “Identity” Gallery

Stanley Museum of Art “Identity” Gallery

Office of the State Archaeologist “Identity” Gallery

University of Iowa Libraries “Identity” Gallery

Videos

Coming soon!

Virtual Programs

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

Comparing objects and features found during archaeological excavations from a 19th century dairy farmstead in eastern Iowa and a 14th century ancestral Native American earthlodge home in western Iowa.

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

Taking a closer look at 23 portraits from 1820-1984.

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A presentation and Q&A with the UI Libraries (30 min)

In 1795, London was rocked with the news that original papers written in Shakespeare’s hand had emerged. Notes, legal documents and even an unknown play had been found in an old trunk. Or so the story went. Join the UI Libraries on this bizarre tale of how a young law clerk named William Henry Ireland created a frenzy in the scholarly world with his Shakespeare forgeries.

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

When people choose what clothing and adornments to wear, they send messages to those around them. For those “in the know” these choices can reflect cultural rank or status, particular skills, or spiritual relationships. This program takes a deep dive into OSA collections to examine artifacts associated with personal adornment, from 18th-20th century Euroamerican and Native American sites and from Ancestral Native American sites dating back 1000+ years. Can we understand what people of the past were communicating?

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