Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm, 2019 Morrill Hall
Blurring the Boundaries - An Evening with Dan Corson
Dan Corson is an award winning public artist from Seattle, WA who uses his background in art and theatrical design to create installations filled with drama, light, and engaging viewer interactions. His projects have ranged from complex rail stations and busy public intersections to quiet interpretive buildings, meditation chambers and galleries. Corson’s work is infused with drama, passion, layered meanings and often he engages the public as co-creators within his environments. He is particularly interested in green design and new technologies and how these tools can help frame and amplify the natural word and our shifting relationship to it. Corson has partnered with architects and landscape architects and has received many honors for these projects as well as been listed by Seattle Homes and Lifestyle as one of the top people that define Seattle Design. Corson will discuss several of his past, present, and upcoming projects. COHERENCE: An Immersive Laser Installation Press Release
Thursday, March 5, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
COHERENCE Exhibition Opening and Reception
Join University Museums as we celebrate public artist Dan Corson and the opening of his new installation exhibition in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, COHERENCE: An Immersive Laser Installation by Dan Corson. You have never seen anything like this on campus. Bring your friends to experience and enjoy Corson’s light and laser filled environment. Live music and light refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 pm, Black Engineering
Art Walk – A Celebration of Art in State Buildings
Join University Museums Interpretation Specialist David Faux as we continue the University Museums’ 40th Anniversary celebration by examining the three works of art that were the first Iowa State public art projects funded by the Iowa Art in State Buildings legislation: Carom, Left-Sided Angel, and Janus Agri-Altar. Meet David outside at Carom on the east side of Black Engineering.
Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. This month we will focus on cultivating inner awareness. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month’s topic 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, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 27, 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 28 and 29, 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 raffle for prizes, with all of the proceeds supporting Brunnier in Bloom and University Museums educational programming.
Thursday, April 2, 2:00 pm, Farm House Museum
Embracing the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Midwest
The Arts and Crafts movement began in England in the mid-19th century and crossed the Atlantic to America in the late 19th and early 20th century, where it would evolve into a uniquely American style of design which became a hallmark of that time. What are the Arts and Crafts and how did they come to play a part in the interiors of a campus Farm House in the middle of Iowa? This tour will examine the history of the style and how the Farm House Museum has been recently renovated to better depict the style of this moment in time at Iowa State.
Wednesday, April 8, 12:00 pm, Jischke Honors Building
Art Walk – A Celebration of the Artist Priscilla Sage
Join University Museums in welcoming artist Priscilla Sage to campus to celebrate her contributions to the Art on Campus Collection and to the campus aesthetic. Starting with Forest Flora and Knoll Garden, we will journey across campus to view and discuss her public art at Iowa State. Meet Priscilla at the north entrance of the Jischke Honors Building.
Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. This month we will focus on the relationship between the environment and movement. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month’s topic 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, please e-mail email@example.com by 3:00 pm on the day of the class. This monthly free yoga practice is sponsored by University Museums and Recreation Services.
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
A Scientific Perspective on Ceramic Arts
How does a lump of clay become a vase? Dr. Muffit Akinc, Materials Science and Engineering, will discuss the basic properties of ceramic production in relation to the exhibitions of Iowa State College Pottery and Wedgwood. He will focus on the material, the creation of clay bodies, variations in clay, and the future of ceramics in technology and engineering.
Thursday, April 16, Noon to 1:00 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum
Faculty Discussion – How Object Based Learning Has Enhanced My Curriculum
Each semester, University Museums engages about 4,000 students in curriculum specific learning. Hear directly from faculty who continually use University Museums in their classroom and explore ways that object based learning can enhance the classroom experience and promote critical thinking. UM educator, Nancy Girard, will be there to help brainstorm ideas with you and discuss ways we can collaborate including the newly launched online database, eMuseum. This will be a worthwhile discussion as you begin thinking about your fall classes. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Imagining the Prairie, Then and Now
Walt Whitman called the prairie “America’s characteristic landscape.” Since Whitman’s day the actual prairie ecosystem has suffered greatly from shortsighted exploitation. Nevertheless, this landscape has left an indelible mark upon the nation’s larger cultural identity, a mark that remains with us to this day. Exploring the origins of this imagined prairie in a selection of key works of early American literature, Professor Matthew Sivils will discuss how the prairie landscape functioned as a challenge to European-American conceptions of the land, while it at the same time became a defining emblem of the American experience. Sivils is the 2015 CEAH Fellow in the Arts and Humanities. This program will be held in the Brunnier Art Museum’s current exhibition of landscapes by Iowa artist Ellen Wagener, and will be followed by a tour of Wagener’s artwork led by University Museums assistant curator Adrienne Gennett.
Friday, May 1, Noon, Food Sciences courtyard
Music in the Courtyard
In concert with the Rashomon sculpture exhibition by Chuck Ginnever, an Iowa State music ensemble will play music over the noon hour in and amongst the sculptures in the courtyard of the Food Sciences building. Bring your lunch to the courtyard for music, sculpture, and a respite from studying for finals.
Wednesday, May 6, 12:00 pm, Oak-Elm South Courtyard
Art Walk – A Celebration of the Artist Sarah Grant
Please join us in welcoming artist Sarah Grant to campus to celebrate her place in the legacy of the Art on Campus Collection. Starting with Christian Petersen’s Conversations, we’ll journey to the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center to enjoy and discuss how Sarah and her company Sticks, Inc. have continued Petersen’s legacy of providing beauty and inspiration for current and future Iowa Staters to enjoy. Meet Sarah in the Oak-Elm South courtyard.
Saturday, May 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, & Farm House Museum
University Museums Graduation Open Houses
Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring your family and friends to visit your favorite University Museums! The Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, and Farm House Museum will be open for a special weekend open house. We welcome the ISU and Ames community to campus to view the current Ellen Wagener exhibition in the Brunnier Art Museum, the Dan Corson exhibition in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, and the newly completed renovations of the Farm House Museum.
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.
All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.