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Art of Fabrication

At the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Reiman Gallery, 0003 Morrill Hall

Monday, August 21 - Friday, December 15, 2023

The University Museums Art on Campus Collection is a unique example of a collection of public works of art that are site specific and publicly accessible. The process of commissioning these works of art from the perspective of the museum, the intricacies of artists working with the campus community, and building collaborative relationships to care for this collection will be explored in this exhibition. These processes will be described through the connection with Tom Stancliffe’s varied examples of objects in the Art on Campus Collection over the years, as well as his connection to the University of Northern Iowa’s Public Art Incubator in their work to fabricate and conserve works of art in the Iowa State University Museums collection.

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View works of art in our collection where Tom Stancliffe was the artist and/or fabricating artist

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Images of Public Art Incubator fabricating and installing The Fifth Muse.

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. Programs are subject to change. Check the University Museums Calendar and Facebook page for the latest events information.


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Visit the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed weekends and University Holidays & breaks

Address: 1017 & 0003 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa
Admission: The cost is free, however there is a suggested donation of $8.

This exhibition is curated by University Museums with support from Rachel Flint and University Museums membership.


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