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From Time Immemorial: Art as Commemoration

At the Christian Petersen Art Museum, Petersen Gallery (lower level - 003 hallway), Morrill Hall  


Art in public places often creates a moment of reflection on the past. In this exhibition, explore the role of art as commemoration. Demonstrating the large range of Christian Petersen’s body of work, from intricate early career medallions to large-scale monuments, memorials were an important aspect of this artist’s contribution to the nation and to Iowa State. What Iowa State chooses to commemorate through the Art on Campus Collection helps to illustrate the values of the University. From time immemorial, works of art have been created to remember contributions of a life well lived, to honor the sacrifice of a life cut too short, and to commemorate movement towards a hopeful, prosperous future.

Visit the Petersen Gallery at the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Hours: Accessible during Morrill Hall open hours.
Address: Petersen Gallery (lower level - 003 hallway), Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa
Admission: The cost is free, however there is a suggested donation of $8

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