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Programs subject to change. Programs are free of charge unless otherwise indicated. For more information on programs, call the University Museums office at 515.294.3342. An ASL interpreter for most programsis available upon request by contacting nancyg@iastate.edu at least three working days prior to the program.

On rare occasions, a program must be cancelled, so we suggest that before making a special trip to the Museums you visit our website, social media sites, or call 515.294.3342 for updates to program information.

Have you recently been a part of a tour or attended a University Museums program? To arrange a tour of the Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, Anderson Sculpture Garden or Art on Campus Collection, please download the University Museums Tour Request Form Word and submit or email to Dave Faux dafaux@iastate.edu. For program updates

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

Iowa State University Calendar of Events

February 2016

Wednesday, February 10 at 12:00 pm, Horticulture Hall atrium
ArtWalk – In From the Cold, Art to Warm Your Way
Join University Museums’ Interpretation Specialist, David Faux, for a ‘mostly’ indoor tour of selections from the Art on Campus Collection in spaces that are sure to warm on a wintery day.  Starting in the Horticulture Hall atrium, we will journey to the Palmer Building and through MacKay and LeBaron Halls, enjoying and discussing the various artful treasures hidden away from the cold in each location.  Meet David inside the Horticulture Hall atrium. 

Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
Artful Yoga                                                                                                                
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. Arrive early for a brief discussion of the current exhibition beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.  To reserve your spot, e-mail nancyg@iastate.edu by 3:00 pm on the day of the class. This monthly free yoga practice is sponsored by University Museums and Recreation Services.

Monday, February 15 at 12:00pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
The Electronic Museum
Did you know that there are nearly 40,000 objects in the University Museums permanent collection?! Bring your lunch to the Christian Petersen Art Museum and hear from our educator about how to browse and utilize the objects not on view through eMuseum, University Museums’ recently launched online collections database. You may discover objects that could inform the paper you are writing, the research you’re conducting, or your class discussions. 

Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
CPAM Speaks
For more than 20 years, University Museums has commissioned and collected poetry inspired by the Art on Campus Collection. CPAM Speaks will present a selection of the Art on Campus Poetry Collection that has been inspired by public art in the current exhibition. Any interested attendees will be invited to share their own art inspired poetry.

March 2016
Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 pm, Dean’s Gallery, 1st Floor Curtiss Hall
ArtWalk – A Dean’s Gallery Restored and Redefined
Join University Museums’ Interpretation Specialist, David Faux, on a tour of one of ISU’s most uniquely art-integrated spaces, The Dean’s Gallery in Agriculture and Life Sciences.  The tour will showcase the striking pastels of the four seasons by Ellen Wagener as well as the newly commissioned portrait of George Washington Carver and Henry A. Wallace by Rose Frantzen.  Meet David at the north entry to the Dean’s Gallery on the 1st floor of Curtiss Hall.

Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
Artful Yoga                                                                                                                
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. Arrive early for a brief discussion of the current exhibition beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.  To reserve your spot, e-mail nancyg@iastate.edu by 3:00 pm on the day of the class. This monthly free yoga practice is sponsored by University Museums and Recreation Services.

Friday, March 25, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Brunnier in Bloom – Flowers After Hours
Stop and smell the roses at opening night of University Museums’ annual Brunnier in Bloom.  This event showcases the talents of floral designers as they are challenged to create arrangements inspired by works of art on exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum.  On opening night you will be the first to hear who the judges choose as this year’s winners, while enjoying music, light refreshments, and mingling with the floral designers.

Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, 11:00 to 4:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Brunnier in Bloom
Celebrate spring and the current exhibitions during Brunnier in Bloom, the Museum’s annual pairing of beautiful art and fabulous flowers.  This event showcases the talents of floral designers as they are challenged to create arrangements inspired by works of art on exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum.  Visitors will be able to cast their vote for the People’s Choice award and participate in a silent auction and raffle for prizes donated by local businesses, with all of the proceeds supporting Brunnier in Bloom and University Museums educational programming.

April 2016
Wednesday, April 13 at 12:00 pm, Multi-Cultural Center, Memorial Union
ArtWalk – Exploring the Treasures of Our Cultural Diversity
“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides, and my windows to be stifled.  I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house, as freely as possible.  But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” -Mohandas K. Gandhi. Join University Museums as we celebrate and examine the variety and scope of the stories told and represented through our campus art.  Meet Interpretation Specialist, David Faux, at the Multi-Cultural Center in the Memorial Union.

Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
Artful Yoga                                                                                                                
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. Arrive early for a brief discussion of the current exhibition beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat.  To reserve your spot, e-mail nancyg@iastate.edu by 3:00 pm on the day of the class. This monthly free yoga practice is sponsored by University Museums and Recreation Services.

Thursday, April 14 at 12:00 pm, Farm House Museum
The 1950s at the Farm House
Join us for an interesting look at Communism through the eyes of one of the last Farm House residents, Jackie Andre-Schmeal, daughter of former Dean of Agriculture Floyd Andre. Jackie will share her personal stories from meeting Russian Deputy Minister Vladimir Matskevich in the 1950s and the things she learned at the Farm House dinner table. History Professor James Andrews will join the conversation to discuss the importance and impact of organized Russian delegation visits like this one and the subsequent visit by Khrushchev to the United States and the Iowa State campus.

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Gary Bowling Lecture and Gallery Walk
One of the preeminent Midwestern landscape painters, Gary Bowling is well known for his expansive and expressive visions of the fields and vistas within and surrounding Iowa.  He will discuss his art, history, and passion for this genre of painting.  Please join University Museums in celebrating one of our most popular and wonderful artists and his solo exhibition on campus.

Friday, April 22 at 2:00pm on the Iowa State University Campus
Campus Beautiful Cleanup
Iowa State University is known for its beautiful campus which includes the largest collection of campus public art in the country. Join University Museums staff as we celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter around exterior campus sculptures while sharing the inspiration behind the art. Do your part for the environment and meet in the Anderson Sculpture Garden, south side of Morrill Hall.  The earth without art is just eh.

Sunday, April 24 at 2:00pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
BAM Behind the Scenes
With a recent gift of more than 300 objects to the University Museums permanent collection, David and Jay-lin Jane Topel hope to inspire investigation, inquiry, and intellectual challenge. As we process these new acquisitions to the collection, be among the first to view some of these objects as we pull them out of collections storage and share what’s behind the scenes at the Brunnier Art Museum. 

May 2016
Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Pattern Glass Made in Iowa
Eagle Glass Works and the Iowa City Flint Glass Co., the only glass manufacturers west of the Mississippi in the early 1880’s, began when J. H. Leighton came to Iowa in the late 1870’s looking to make a name for himself in the glass making industry. Learn about the pitfalls of making glass in Iowa that led to the quick demise of the industry.  You will see examples of rare and highly collectable glass from both factories and some of the controversial patterns.  The lecture will be presented by Lonnie and Lynn Sulzberger, collectors, members of Quester group Pearls of Wisdom #1186, and members of the Early American Pattern Glass Society.

Wednesday, May 4 at 12:00 pm, Memorial Union
ArtWalk – Conservation: Keeping the Campus Beautiful for the Next Generation
Join University Museums staff for a tour of select public art and sites of our most recent and ongoing conservation projects.  Get a glimpse of what it takes to maintain, preserve, and conserve one of the Nation’s largest collections of public works of art at a university.  Meet at the Fountain of the Four Seasons on the north side of the Memorial Union. 

June 2016
Sunday, June 5 at 2:00pm, Anderson Sculpture Garden
A Walk on the Wild Side
Catch the last tour of Gwynn Murrill’s animal sculptures in the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden to discuss her career as an artist, her unique style, and the comparison of Murrill’s artwork to other existing sculpture in the garden. The exhibition A Walk on the Wild Side will be removed and returned to the artist in July, making room for a  new temporary public art installation, a hallmark of the mission of the Anderson Sculpture Garden.

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