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Exhibitions

University Museums presents eight to twelve exhibitions each year as a tool to provide educational opportunities to all within the ISU campus, the Ames community and the state of Iowa. Exhibitions locations include the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building, the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall, the Farm House Museum in central campus and the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden around the exterior of Morrill Hall.

Jump to exhibitions at: 
Brunnier Art Museum
Christian Petersen Art Museum
Farm House Museum
Anderson Sculpture Garden


Across Campus

Address: Multiple sites across the Iowa State University campus, Ames, IA
Hours:
Outdoor sites are open all hours every day of the year.
Indoor works of art are viewable during building hours. Check the Facilities Planning and Management page for building information.

 

George Washington Carver, The Student & Innovator 
February 1 – July 26, 2024
Dean's Art Gallery, Curtiss Hall

George Washington Carver, The Student & Visionary
February 1 – July 26, 2024
Multiple sites across campus

The Topel and Cheng Art Collection Exhibition
Ongoing
Periodical Room, Iowa State University Library


Brunnier Art Museum

Address: Scheman Building, Second Floor, 1805 Center Drive, Ames, IA
Hours: 
Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Closed Monday (ISU Curriculum Tours may be scheduled this day)
Closed University holidays

Admission: The cost is free, suggested donation of $8

CLOSURE: The Brunnier Art Museum is closed due to Scheman Building construction work and will re-open to the public on August 27, 2024. The University Museums offices remain open regular business hours. 

 

   

Rookwood: America's Contribution to the Fine Arts
January 17–December 20, 2024 (closed June 3 - August 27)
Ann Brunnier Decorative Arts Gallery

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Christian Petersen Art Museum

Address: Morrill Hall (lower level and first floor), 603 Morrill Road, Ames, IA

     Campbell Gallery (first floor, Rm. 1017)
     Reiman Gallery (lower level, Rm. 0003)
     Neva M. Petersen Gallery (lower level hallway outside Rm. 0003)

Hours: 
Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed weekends, University holidays, and University breaks
 

Admission: The cost is free. Suggested donation of $8
 

Two Christian Petersen Exhibitions

Sculpting an Icon: Christian Petersen and the Fountain of the Four Seasons
January 17–December 20, 2024
Reiman Gallery

Christian Petersen: A Sense of Place in Campus Life
January 17–July 26, 2024
Campbell Gallery

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Farm House Museum

Address: 601 Farm House Lane, Ames, IA
Hours: Monday through Friday, noon - 4:00 PM
Closed weekends, University holidays, and University breaks
Admission: The cost is free, suggested donation of $8

World's Fairs, Expositions, & Centennial Celebrations of the Victorian Era
February–October 2024

George Washington Carver, The Student & Artist
February–July 2024

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Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden

Address: 603 Morrill Road, Ames, IA
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Ghost Trees
August 2023 to June 2025

Permanent Collection Sculptures

 

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