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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.

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

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

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

Iowa State University Calendar of Events

August 2015
Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 pm, Lied Recreation Athletic Center
Art Walk – A Celebration of the Life and Sculpture of William King
Join University Museums Interpretation Specialist David Faux as we continue to celebrate the University Museums’ 40th Anniversary by remembering the life and sculpture of the artist, Bill King, who passed away in March.  Meet David at King’s sculpture Stride located outside the Lied Recreation Center. Together we will stride across campus, finishing the tour in the Anderson Sculpture Garden. 
 
September 2015
Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
(Re)discovering S(h)elves Exhibition Reception
Join us in celebrating the opening of (Re)discovering S(h)elves, an exhibition that reflects a multi-disciplinary curatorial approach to reexamining the University Museums permanent collection in conjunction with the 40th anniversary celebration of University Museums.  Collaborative interpretations juxtaposed with the works of art, aim at encouraging viewers to examine themselves and varying perceptions of identity. Remarks at 6:30 pm will be provided by Associate Provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies Michele Schaal, and Nancy Gebhart representing University Museums. Refreshments will be provided.  

Wednesday, September 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. This month we will focus on introspection and identity in our practice.  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 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.

Saturday, September 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
University Museums 40th Anniversary Celebration
Lynette L. Pohlman, Director of University Museums, Mrs. Janet A. Leath, First Lady of Iowa State University, and Curators Associates Advisory Council of University Museums cordially invite you to celebrate the  40th Anniversary of the founding of University Museums on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Iowa State University. Brief program at 8:30 P.M. Cocktail Attire requested. Event will feature designer desserts, fanciful floral creations, libations, cash bar and live music. Other magical moments will surprise you!  Enjoy artists, collectors, students, members and donors who are part of the University Museums past, present and future. This special event is a fundraiser for the University Museums’ Fund for Excellence that supports world-class exhibitions with educational programing, acquisitions, collection conservation, curatorial scholarship and student engagement.  Reservations are required at $40 per person. $50 at the door. Reservations may be ordered by contacting Susan Larson, University Museums, 515-294-3342. This special event is sponsored by the University Museums.Invitation PDF. Printable PDF R.S.V.P.

Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
Ceramics and Tea – Lecture by Artist Peter Hamann
Peter Hamann is an American ceramicist who studied in Iowa as a young artist and has lived in Japan for over 30 years where he has perfected his exquisitely beautiful ceramic forms.  Through his time in Japan he has become exceptionally knowledgeable in the art of the tea ceremony, a highly important and respected event in Japanese culture.  Peter will share his artwork and knowledge in this lecture.  Several new acquisitions of Peter’s ceramics will be on view as part of the 40/40 exhibition and through this lecture Peter will represent how the arts and artists of Iowa have significantly impacted both the national and international art worlds.

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 pm, Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
Art Walk – A Celebration of New Facilities and New Opportunities
Join University Museums Interpretation Specialist David Faux as we celebrate one of Iowa State’s exciting new spaces, the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.  As we continue to celebrate the University Museums’ 40th Anniversary we’ll explore the new center’s pavilion and other learning spaces with a special focus on Clint Hansen’s mural, A Sustained Legacy: Advancing Science, Students, Farms, the World, one of the newest additions to the Art on Campus Collection.  Meet David at the main door to the new learning center.  

October 2015
Friday, October 9 at 7:30 pm, Music Hall, Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall
ISU Symphony Orchestra Concert
The ISU Symphony Orchestra will be premiering a new musical composition by Jeff Prater, Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at Iowa State, to celebrate the occasion of the 40th anniversary of University Museums. The concert will also feature Assistant Professor of Violin - Boro Martinic - performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 pm, Farm House Museum
Celebrating Campus Beautiful
Campus Beautiful is a core value of Iowa State and the title of a recently published book which provides a comprehensive look at the development of ISU’s campus aesthetic design over the past 150 years. Iowa State's campus has received national attention for its park-like vistas and careful integration of architecture and art into the landscape. Paula Mohr, architectural historian and one of the major essayists of the book, will lead a tour of central campus highlighting some of the design principles and features which have led critics to name Iowa State among the most beautiful campuses in the country. The tour will begin on the south porch of the Farm House Museum. Campus Beautiful will be available to purchase at the Farm House Museum before and after the tour for $100.

Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00 pm, Memorial Union
Art Walk – A Celebration of the Living Memorial
Join Letitia Kenemer, Fine Arts Coordinator and Workspace Director, as we celebrate the artful legacy that serves as the foundation of the Iowa State Memorial Union.  As we continue the celebration of the University Museums 40th Anniversary, Letitia will take us on a journey of exploration through the artful soul of Iowa State’s living memorial.  Meet Letitia in Gold Star Hall.      

Wednesday, October 14 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. This month we will focus on the value and necessity of diversity in our practice.  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 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, October 22 at 7:00 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
Women in the Arts – A Roundtable Discussion
In 1985, feminist activists created a protest group called the Guerilla Girls. Since then, their purpose has been to underline and expose three major issues women artists, as a whole, have encountered historically: a) their glaring absence in major international museums, b) their (in)voluntary marginalization from history books, c) the lack of funds granted to their projects. 30 years after the establishment of the Guerilla Girls and 40 years after the inception of the ISU University Museums, what is the current state of women and women multicultural artists? We hope to discuss the role of women in the arts and discover some new perspectives about the current exhibition (Re)discovering S(h)elves. The roundtable will be moderated by Michele Schaal, exhibition co-curator and assistant professor in English and Women’s Studies.

Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 pm, 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 2015
Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
A Storied Life of Art – Lecture by Artist Jane Gilmor
Jane Gilmor is a storyteller and her distinctive intermedia art installations or performances are how she tells her stories.  She began her art career as a student at Iowa State and has gone on to have a significant impact on the arts of Iowa and nationally.  As a professor of art, she was a leading force in guiding the young artists of Iowa.  Jane will discuss her career as an artist, the importance of the woman’s movement in her early and continuing work, her commitment to community art projects, and much more.  Please join us to hear Jane tell her own stories through her art.

Wednesday, November 11 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. This month we will focus on movements both small and large.  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 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.

Wednesday, November 4th at 12:00 pm, Snedecor Hall
Art Walk – A Celebration of the Artists Rebecca Ekstrand and Tom Rosborough
Join artists Rebecca Ekstrand and Tom Rosborough on a journey across campus in celebration of both artists’ solo and collaborative projects.  The tour will begin with Bill Barnes’ and Tom Rosborough’s mural Inferences Drawn and culminate with an exciting look at Tom and Rebecca’s most recent collaborative work, Elements of Erudition, in the newly renovated School of Education in Lagomarcino Hall.  Meet Rebecca and Tom at the north entrance to Snedecor Hall.     

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
Negative Space
Join April Eisman, Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture, for a gallery walk of the exhibition (Re)discovering S(h)elves. In this talk, "negative space" will be explored on two levels: the negative space within particular objects or images, and the larger context of the museum as a traditionally negative space for women and women artists.

December 2015
Friday, December 4 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Farm House Museum
Christmas at the Farm House
Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum during WinterFest.  Warm up with hot cocoa as you explore the first building on Iowa State’s campus and experience what Christmas was like at the turn of the century.

Friday, December 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
40/40 Exhibition Closing Reception
Please join University Museums in a final celebration of our 40th anniversary year.  To cap off our year we will host a reception for the exhibition 40/40, to say thank you to the artists and donors who have made this exhibition and much of the past 40 years such a success. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Farm House Museum
Christmas at the Farm House
Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum.  Warm up with hot cocoa as you explore the first building on Iowa State’s campus and experience what Christmas was like at the turn of the century. Children’s crafts, carol singers, and Santa Claus will all be part of the fun.

Wednesday, December 9th at 12:00 pm, Farm House Museum
Art Walk – A Celebration of Beginnings; A Celebration of the Future
Join University Museums Interpretation Specialist David Faux as the University Museums’ 40th Anniversary celebration nears its completion by exploring Iowa State’s origin at the Farm House Museum.  Come to enjoy the stories of the house and add to the legacy of all those who have come before by sharing your stories.  Meet David at the Farm House Museum.   

Wednesday, December 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. This month we will focus on the female body, mind, and spirit.  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 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, December 10 at 4:00 pm, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall
Photographing Identity - Lecture by Artist Stephanie Brunia
Stephanie Brunia is an Iowan, University of Iowa and University of New Mexico alumna, a daughter, a sister, a woman, a teacher, a photographer, an artist.  She will speak about her photography and what influences her art in conjunction with the exhibition (Re)discovering S(h)elves. Four photographs from Brunia’s Untitled series have been acquired for the permanent Art on Campus Collection and will be located in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department following the closing of the exhibition.

Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm, Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman
The Future of University Museums
As the 40th anniversary year comes to a close, hear from University Museums Director Lynette Pohlman about her plans and goals for the future of University Museums. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt