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#WomenKnowStuffToo

As of March 15, 2020: COVID-19 Response
The Christian Petersen Art Museum will be closed March 15 through April 5. All related programs are also canceled through April 5.

 

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.

#WomenKnowStuffToo: A Celebration of Women's Expertise in the Arts
March 2 to April 3, 2020

University Museums, the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, and the College of Design are celebrating Women’s History month with programming and events that will be anchored by the reACT art exhibition #WomenKnowStuffToo. The exhibition highlights women artists, their impact on the arts, and expertise as makers.

The #WomenKnowStuffToo reACT Exhibition was guest curated by Dr. Emily Morgan, College of Design, and Dr. Ruxandra Looft, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity. Community engagement was organized by Jennifer Drinkwater, College of Design. The reACT exhibition series is coordinated by Lilah Anderson, Educator for Visual Literacy and Learning, University Museums. Additional partnerships with University Library, Ames Public Library, Reliable Street and the Des Moines Art Center.

EXHIBITION PROGRAMS & EVENTS

CANCELED: Gallery Talk: Ann Au - Thursday, March 26; 1:00 p.m.
Reiman Gallery, Christian Petersen Art Museum 

CANCELED: Quilting: Then & Now - Friday, March 28; 9:00 a.m. to noon
Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Street, Ames

CANCELED: Gallery Talk: Ingrid Lilligren - Monday, March 30; 1:00 p.m.
Reiman Gallery, Christian Petersen Art Museum

 

#WomenKnowStuffToo  programming is made possible from additional sponsorship from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Additional thanks to the University Library, Ames Public Library, Reliable Street and the Des Moines Art Center.

Programming also supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

LEFT IMAGE: Untitled (Orange Hands) by Susan Heggestad, 2015. Purchased with funds from the Office of the Vice President for Research. In the Art on Campus
Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. U2003.32


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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