Events by Month

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.  In addition to regular programs, the Brunnier Art Museum offers free, guided tours every Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

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

Extended hours for Coherence: An Immersive Laser Installation by Dan Corson located at the Christian Petersen Art Museum in 1017 Morrill Hall
Wednesday, May 27 from 6 to 8pm


Tuesday, June 16th, 7:00 pm, Food Sciences Courtyard.
Outdoor Film showing: Rashomon
Coordinated in conjunction with the temporary sculpture exhibit titled Chuck Ginnever: Rashomon on view in the Food Sciences courtyard, University Museums is showing the seminal Japanese film Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa. Widely considered one of the greatest films ever made, the story is a riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice.  In the movie, four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which is presented with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks.  This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the Western World. Film is unrated with adult themes and content.  Film Run Time: 88 minutes
The sculpture exhibition by the renowned artist Chuck Ginnever features fifteen identical sculptures which can be placed fifteen different ways.  The installation plays on the Rashomon effect and tells one story, from multiple perspectives. The exhibition is on view Monday-Friday from 8 am -5 pm until July 1st, 2014.

Saturday, July 4, Noon to 4:00 PM, Farm House Museum, central campus
Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Join University Museums for 4th of July fun after the downtown Ames parade. Celebrate the 155-year-old first building on Iowa State campus and the agricultural heritage of the institution. The Onion Creek Cloggers and Band will perform from 1:30 to 3:00pm and the Gilbert Tractor Club will have a showing of many historic tractors and several balers during the event. In addition, we will open a 1990s time capsule from the 20th anniversary of Farm House being open to the public as a historic home museum. Bring your family, friends, and even a picnic, and enjoy this celebration of the 40th year of Farm House as a museum!  Parking is available on campus in spaces not reserved for "all hours, all days" or marked handicap. Consider parking in the lots southeast of the Food Sciences Building or in the Memorial Union Ramp.

40th Anniversary Year events announced for 2015 - Save the Dates!

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

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