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

October 2014

Wednesday, October 29 at 12:00 pm Biorenewables Complex
Art Walk - Paint the Campus Green
Join University Museums in discovering one of Iowa State University’s most recent Art in State Building installations by Ralph Helmick.  Let’s discover how this new complex contributes to the landscape of ISU’s commitment to the ‘green energy revolution’ and how Helmick’s work fits into that landscape.  Meet Interpretation Specialist David Faux at the east entry of the Biorenewables Complex, located south of the College of Design.       

Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 pm in 2019 Morrill Hall
Ghost Stories of Iowa State
How much do you know of campus history, legend, and lore?  Join University Museums for an evening of historic and haunted stories about Iowa State and discover who may be haunting your lecture hall!

November 2014
Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 pm Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg.
After America in the Making – Allotment
N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making depicts twelve dramatic scenes taken from American history beginning with North American explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and ending with Abraham Lincoln.  But, what are some of the major American moments of the 20th and 21st centuries?  Join Christina Gish Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Indian Studies, in a discussion focused on the federal policies of allotment which increased American settlement of the West by making Indian reservation lands available for purchase. These policies not only shaped the American landscape, they continue to affect American Indian people and their non-Native neighbors today.  

Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Early American Pattern Glass Table Sets – An Iowa Questers Presentation
What is a Table Set? How it was used? What other serving pieces were used with it? Lonnie and Lynn Sulzberger are Questers and members of the Early American Pattern Glass Society, and together they will answer your questions while showcasing objects from their personal collection of table sets.  

Wednesday, November 19 at 12:00 pm College of Veterinary Medicine, Vet Med Complex
Art Walk – The Gentle Doctors and Those They Serve
Installed in 1938, Christian Petersen’s sculpture, The Gentle Doctor, has become an internationally recognized symbol of veterinary medicine.  Since then, thousands of graduates from The College of Veterinary Medicine have been inspired by the loving care and trained expertise represented through Petersen’s works of art. Meet University Museums’ Interpretation Specialist, David Faux, at the southwest entrance (flagpole entrance) of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  

December 2014
Wednesday, December 3 at 12:00 pm Deans Gallery, 2nd floor, Curtiss Hall, central campus
Art Walk - A Celebration of the Seasons
Join University Museums Interpretation Specialist, David Faux in observing the close of another successful fall semester and changing of the seasons.  We will look both forward and behind by focusing on Ellen Wagener’s pastel drawings depicting the four distinct seasons that are hallmarks of living in Iowa.  Discover the role Wagener and her works will play in the celebration of University Museums 40th anniversary. Meet David in the Dean’s Gallery on the 2nd floor of Curtiss Hall. 

Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 pm in the Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg.
After America in the Making – John F. Kennedy
N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making depicts twelve dramatic scenes taken from American history beginning with North American explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and ending with Abraham Lincoln.  But, what are some of the major American moments of the 20th and 21st centuries?  This program will show the film John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning Days of Drums. Made by the United States Information Agency in 1964 as a memorial tribute to President Kennedy to be shown overseas, this film captures the spirit and vitality of his presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as color footage of his swearing in and inaugural address.
Source: amazon.com                 Run time: 85 minutes

 

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

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