The Stanley Campus Council (SCC), founded in 2019, is the Stanley Museum of Art's student-run advisory board. The SCC provides a platform for UI students to emphasize their voice at the Stanley: they develop and facilitate student-specific programming, create and share original content, and gain valuable leadership and career experience while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the museum. 

Stanley Campus Council Logo. A black line-art drawing interpretation of the Stanley Museum of Art Building. Below this drawing is an all-lowercase, tightly kerned text that reads "Stanley Campus Council."

SCC Events

A light yellow brushstrook swoosh with black text on top of it that reads "Stanley Campus Council Monthly Meetup"

SCC Events

Every month, the SCC hosts a Thursday-night event at the Stanley. 

Each of these "Monthly Meetups" involves an activity or craft designed by students for students, with the goal of exposing a broad cross-section of the student body to the resources, spaces, and opportunities the Stanley offers them--regardless of their major or their interest in art and art history.

SCC Events

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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, December 8, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council as we prepare to end this fall semester with a bang! Take a break from studying and drop by the Stanley for snacks, stress-relieving crafts and activities, and a movie. You can always come back next week for "Study at the Stanley" to get some real finals-studying done. 
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Stanley Campus Council Monthly Event

Thursday, January 19, 2023 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join the Stanley Campus Council for an exciting return-to-campus event--sip a warm beverage, mingle in the lobby, and take a peek at the galleries to see what works have rotated in or out over winter break. 
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SCC Blog

A photo of the class gathered at the table. Fifteen or twenty students sit at a long conference table covered in fabric scraps, books, and garments. At the head of the table is a screen that is displaying a close up of varying sashiko stitches.

November 10 Monthly Meetup

Monday, November 14, 2022
For our November Monthly Meetup, we wanted to focus on concepts like sustainability and community. We hosted a food drive, put on a sashiko stitching and mending workshop, and curated a special little display of garment and textile art from the Stanley's collection in the Visual Classroom. Read this blog post to learn more about what the SCC got up to this month!
Another example of the event's crafts: Three votive candles (two orange and one purple) decorated with stickers, rhinestones, and markers, and then several pompom creatures with google eyes and other embellishments.

Halloween Crafts with the SCC

Thursday, November 3, 2022
For their October 13th Monthly Meetup Event, the SCC taught students how to make some fun Halloween crafts. If you missed the meeting--or even if you attended--and are interested in learning how to make some of these fun crafts, you can follow our instructions in this blog post.
A photo of four students gathered around a folding table in the Stanley Museum of Art lobby. They are all in the midst of making crafts: cutting yarn to make pompoms and assembling Halloween garlands.

October 13 Monthly Meetup

Thursday, October 27, 2022
For our October Monthly Meetup, the SCC was unanimous in our decision: we HAD to find a way to celebrate Halloween with students at the Stanley! Our October event included candy, a movie, Halloween crafts, and a special display of creepy art in one of the Stanley's classroom spaces. Read this blog post to learn more about how the event went down!

Get involved

Interested in joining the SCC or partnering with us for a collaborative student event?