The University of Iowa

Supporting artists as they create

On December 5, the University of Iowa’s Hancher presented performance artist Taylor Mac, who performed the 1846–1856 portion of his forthcoming epic work A 24-Hour History of Popular Music. Hancher is a co-commissioner of Mac’s piece, and this support of an artist’s work is important in and of itself. But this particular commission is especially notable because it is the 100th work Hancher has commissioned.

Hancher to present ambitious Taylor Mac work

The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present Taylor Mac's 1846–1856 Whitman vs. Foster: Songs Popular Near the Breaking Point at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5, at the E.C. Mabie Theatre in the UI Theatre Building. The performance is drawn from Mac’s larger work, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. The performance is a Hancher co-commission, and it is part of the Just Living theme semester at the University of Iowa.

Kronos Quartet

The groundbreaking Kronos Quartet returns to Iowa City to perform a new multimedia work—composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov with a film by Bill Morrison—commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War One.