The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art Featured in November Issue of Architectural Record
The Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa is highlighted in the November Colleges and Universities issue of Architectural Record magazine. This month's issue showcases college and university buildings in the U.S., Europe, and South America.
BNIM worked with the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art to design its new 63,000 SF building that restores an art museum presence to the campus community after 14 years, following historic flooding in 2008. The Stanley Museum of Art reunites the University with its renowned collections and seminal works such as Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” which previously held temporary residence in art institutions across the world.
The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art is both a public museum for discovery, learning, and teaching of the arts and a center for campus connection. Located adjacent to Gibson Square Park, the Stanley Museum of Art has become a central component of the campus experience. The building features a transparent main lobby and a new entry plaza that provide opportunity for future art displays, performances, social gathering, and classes.
Raising the Bar written by Lee Bey explores the unique story of the Stanley Museum following the damaging 2008 flood and discusses BNIM’s design approach with project team members, Rod Kruse and Carey Nagle. The team explains the various challenges that came with designing the new building not only as a protective home for the Museum’s renowned art collections but one that also serves as a key connection to the surrounding campus.
Read the full article here.
Following the building’s official opening in August, BNIM worked with photographer Nick Merrick and videographers from Spirit of Space to help tell the story of the of the new Stanley Museum of Art. Click here or the image above to view the full video.