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Christian Petersen

Two Exhibitions at Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Both exhibitions are guest curated by Jerome Thompson, ISU alumnus (B.A. '74) and retired State Curator for the State Historical Society of Iowa.

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

Visit Sense of Place page

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

Visit Sculpting an Icon page


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Book Sale

In conjunction with the above exhibitions, we have discounted several of our best scholarly publications on the unique art and aesthetics of Iowa State University's artist-in-residence, Christian Petersen.

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Christian Petersen Catalogue Raisonné

Newly published in 2024, the Christian Petersen Catalogue Raisonné is the first online/digital representation of the known body of Christian Petersen’s works of art, over 1,200 objects. Organized by years as well as by medium, and completely searchable, there are some themed areas of Petersen’s body of work to be explored. An updated chronology of Petersen’s life and past scholarly lectures are all available from this page.

View the Christian Petersen Catalogue Raisonné

This project is graciously funded by Joanne and Charles Frederiksen, Carole Horowitz and University Museums Membership. Many thanks to the scholars, interns, Museum staff and donors who have helped make this online catalogue and ongoing research into Petersen’s life and career possible.

Visit the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday & Sunday and University holidays & breaks
Click here to see when the museums are closed.

Address: 1017 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa
Admission: The cost is free; however, there is a suggested donation of $8.

These exhibitions are guest curated by Jerome Thompson and coordinated by University Museums, with support by Lorraine Bruns Estate, Carol & David Hawn, Beverly and Warren Madden, Rae Reilly, and University Museums Membership.

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