Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

Curator and critic Sarah Lewis visited the University of Iowa campus April 12, 2016 to deliver the eighth lecture in the Creative Matters series sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research. Below are stories, text, video, photos, and other materials chronicling and related to the visit.

Sarah Lewis

Lewis is an Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies at Harvard University and has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee. Her writing on contemporary art has been published extensively.


A video of the remarks is also available at

Sarah Lewis wraps up Creative Matters series with lecture on art and global citizenship

“Art is one of the few technologies we have that allows us to shift intractable perceptions about those who we consider to be unlike ourselves.”

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Article by Anne Easker.
Photos by Miranda Meyer.

Creative Matters is an initiative of the UI Arts Advancement Committee and is sponsored by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research.

Six speakers have been confirmed so far, and detailed information is available online at

All events are free and open to the public.

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides resources and support to researchers and scholars at the University of Iowa and to businesses across Iowa with the goal of forging new frontiers of discovery and innovation and promoting a culture of creativity that benefits the campus, the state, and the world.

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