Tuesday, September 24, 2019

More than 11 years after floodwaters forced the museum from its original building along the Iowa River, construction is underway on the new $50 million, 63,000-square-foot facility next to the UI Main Library and Gibson Square Park. Meanwhile, museum staff are preparing for an expected 2022 opening. In planning the next stage in the Stanley’s future, staff are designing gallery spaces, growing the collection, ensuring art is gallery-ready, thinking about how technology can enhance the visitor experience, and fostering new partnerships and collaborations.