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In Our Time

Brunnier Art Museum
August 27–December 20, 2024

In Our Time exhibits a selection of University Museums’ recent acquisitions that reflect the themes found in the permanent collection companion exhibition In Their Time. Included are works of art acquired by University Museums curators for various collections since 2021 through commissions, donations, and purchases. Each object, artist, and proposed donation were carefully considered through a process of understanding the needs of the collections, ranging from adding new artists to the ability to augment the historical areas lacking representation in the collections. While these selections may be countered or critiqued by subsequent museum curators, today they fulfill important needs in the University Museums’ collections and move collections forward by representing new areas of creativity and innovation.
This exhibition is curated and organized by University Museums. 

Exhibition Programs

Find full descriptions of programs on the University Museums Calendar. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Click the event title for more information and/or to register. Events listed below will be at the Brunnier Art Museum (1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa) unless otherwise noted. Times are in Central Standard Time (CST). Programs are subject to change. Check the University Museums Calendar and Facebook page for the latest events information.

Completely Incomplete

September 19, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)

Location: Virtual on Zoom

Peter Pincus, Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Rochester Institute of Technology, will discuss the complex nature of balancing life as a ceramic artist, tenured professor, researcher, and full-time parent.

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Provenance Research in Global Museum Collections

November 12, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)

Location: Virtual on Zoom

Today, museums with global art collections face many legal, ethical, and historical considerations that guide collection policies, practices, and provenance research priorities. Join the staff of the Denver Art Museum’s Provenance Research Department as they present case studies and contextualize collections impacted by current cultural patrimony concerns, including the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Nazi-era looting, theft surrounding ancient art and archaeological sites, and Colonial-era injustices. Presented by Denver Art Museum Provenance department.

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Visit the Brunnier Art Museum

Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Closed to the public Mondays. ISU curriculum tours may be scheduled on these days with a 2-week notice.

Closed University Holidays
Click here to see when the museums are closed.

Address: Scheman Building (2nd Floor), 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa
Admission: The cost is free; however, there is a suggested donation of $8.


This exhibition is curated and organized by University Museums.  

Image: Low Whooping Crane, 2023 by Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky. Fused and molded glass threads. Purchased by University Museums with funds from the Joyce Brewer Art Acquisition Fund and Dorothy and Robert Rust. In the permanent collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. UM2024.107

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