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Creating Global Understanding

As of May 15, 2020: COVID-19 Response
The Christian Petersen Art Museum will be closed until further notice. Some programs have been rescheduled as virtual events (see below).


At the Christian Petersen Art Museum - Campbell Gallery (first floor)
January 13 - July 31, 2020 

Creating Global Understanding: World Languages and Cultures and University Museums is a wonderful example of how University Museums strives to work closely with faculty to utilize the permanent collection as a way to enhance the education and experiences of students on ISU’s campus. The diversity of cultures not only studied, but represented within the faculty of World Languages and Cultures, lent itself perfectly to an exhibition that explored the diversity within University Museums’ permanent collection. The art on exhibition highlights the many connections that flow through different cultures, seeing and understanding those connections through art allows students and visitors to grow and become more conscious of those outside of their own cultures.

EXHIBITION PROGRAMS (free and open to the public)
All programs will be located at Campbell Gallery, 1017 Morrill Hall
Kindly register in advance by clicking on the program link.

Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 PM: Goose Girl - An Examination of a Multi-Cultural Fairytale

Visit the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (while ISU is in session, closed holidays)
Address: Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011
Admission: The cost is free, however there is a suggested donation of $3 per visitor.

Image Above: Dolores, a Warrior for All Living Beings, 2018 by Favianna Rodríguez (American, b. 1978). Digital print. Gift of Women in French. Women in French is a scholarly association established in 1978 and whose goal is the promotion of the study of French and Francophone women authors, artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. U2019.230

This exhibition was co-curated and organized by Adrienne Gennett, Associate Curator, University Museums and Dr. Michèle Schaal, Associate Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies. Generous support for this exhibition was given by the World Languages and Cultures Department, the American Indian Studies program, the International Studies program, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

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