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ReACT Exhibition Series

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) promotes museums as, “a center where people gather to meet and converse and be an active, visible player in civic life, a safe haven, and a trusted incubator of change.” The ReACT Exhibition Series is intended to provide a safe and respectful environment in which to express and explore reactions, opinions, and perspectives of national current event issues relevant to the ISU community. The initiative is focused on offering engagement opportunities that foster social relevance and address provocative and challenging issues that arise on the ISU campus.



It Starts with Us: Civility and the 21st Century Land Grant Mission
Open September 3 through October 4, 2019

Explore the nature and intent of civility, along with its role in US and Iowa State University’s history and contemplate where the ultimate responsibility for civility may reside.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 4, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Chats - noon to 12:30 p.m.
     September 5: 
Dr. José Antonio Rosa, Faculty Guest Curator and Professor of Marketing
     September 10: Dr. Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty and Professor of Spanish
     September 17: Dr. Ruxandra Looft, Director of Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
     September 24: Lilah Anderson, Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning, University Museums
     October 1: Dr. Jonathan Sturm, Professor of Music

Connections and Intersections—People, Place and Time
Open October 28 through November 22, 2019

Consider ideas of inter-generational relationships and family in this ReACT exhibition focused on the stages of life and aging.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Visit the Christian Petersen Art Museum - Reiman Gallery (lower level)

Hours: Monday through Friday, noon 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.

The ReACT Exhibition Series is presented in partnership with the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President for Division of Operations and Finance.


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