WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

WorldCanvass explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.

WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer blends discussions of culture, history, literature, language, politics and art with live musical performances, all in an effort to illustrate and illuminate the complexities that make us distinct from one another while celebrating our common humanity.

Each monthly WorldCanvass program embraces a different theme and is taped before a live audience in the historic Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City, Iowa.

WorldCanvass is produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa. Production partners are the University of Iowa Pentacrest and Art Museums; UITV; and KRUI-FM.


175 Pieces

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The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet takes WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making. In a performance-filled program called T...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 23:22
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The internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet takes WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making. In a performance-filled program called T...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 31:52
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Guests explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists open the virtual doors of archival cabinet...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 30:04
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Guests explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists open the virtual doors of archival cabinets...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 26:12
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Guests explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists open the virtual doors of archival cabinets...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 27:17
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Contemporary African artist Eric Adjetey Anang, internationally renowned for the Ghanaian ‘fantasy coffins’ he and generations before him have crea...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:42
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Contemporary African artist Eric Adjetey Anang, internationally renowned for the Ghanaian ‘fantasy coffins’ he and generations before him have crea...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 24:09
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Contemporary African artist Eric Adjetey Anang, internationally renowned for the Ghanaian ‘fantasy coffins’ he and generations before him have crea...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 28:16
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Guests on this WorldCanvass help us understand Russia’s historical trajectory, the cultural and social fallout from the revolution and its aftermat...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 25:54
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Guests on this WorldCanvass help us understand Russia’s historical trajectory, the cultural and social fallout from the revolution and its aftermat...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:18
  • Purchases: 1
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WorldCanvass guests help us understand Russia's historical trajectory, the cultural and social fallout from the revolution and its aftermath, and i...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 26:35
  • Purchases: 1
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News. Fake news. Disinformation. Fact-checking. Sourced news. Unverified sources. Social media incursions by foreign nations. Cleverly disguised ma...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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News. Fake news. Disinformation. Fact-checking. Sourced news. Unverified sources. Social media incursions by foreign nations. Cleverly disguised ma...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 26:05
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News. Fake news. Disinformation. Fact-checking. Sourced news. Unverified sources. Social media incursions by foreign nations. Cleverly disguised ma...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 27:25
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WorldCanvass starts its ninth season by teaming up with Hancher and its Embracing Complexity project for a multi-layered program exploring the beau...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 32:31
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WorldCanvass starts its ninth season by teaming up with Hancher and its Embracing Complexity project for a multi-layered program exploring the beau...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 21:50
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WorldCanvass starts its ninth season by teaming up with Hancher and its Embracing Complexity project for a multi-layered program exploring the beau...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 25:52
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WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a panel of experts drawn from multiple fields including engineering, urban and regional planning, public health, a...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 25:13
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WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a panel of experts drawn from multiple fields including engineering, urban and regional planning, public health, a...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 26:28
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WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a panel of experts drawn from multiple fields including engineering, urban and regional planning, public health, a...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 27:14
  • Purchases: 1