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.