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. An ASL interpreter for most programsis available upon request by contacting 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 For program updates

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

Iowa State University Calendar of Events 

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.