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All University Museums programs and events are free and open to the public unless noted. Programs and events are subject to change. Some events require registration. Some events have optional registration to receive updates and emails. Other events have no registration. 

Support for programs provided by the Kathy & John Howell Art Enrichment Program and University Museums Membership.

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Art Walks
April 24, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at Oak Hall, south entrance

Explore public art found in the residence halls around the east side of campus and learn about the connections to dorm life throughout Iowa State’s history. Led by docent Steve Petska.

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Farm House
CPAM
April 27, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum & Farm House Museum

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums’ central campus locations and spring exhibitions during an open house weekend.

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Farm House
CPAM
April 28, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum & Farm House Museum

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums’ central campus locations and spring exhibitions during an open house weekend.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
April 28, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free! This tour is led by docent Rae Reilly.

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CPAM
Christian Petersen
May 5, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: begins at Memorial Union north entrance

Learn the latest update on the conservation project surrounding the Fountain and then walk to Morrill Hall to take home a seed to plant in time for spring. Learn from guest curator Jerome Thompson about the impact of corn and agricultural practices on the creation of the Fountain’s design.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
May 5, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free! This tour is led by docent Rick Bartosh.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
May 12, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free! This tour is led by docent Steve Petska.

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Closures
May 13, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Location: Farm House Museum

The Farm House Museum is closed for construction May 13–31, 2024.

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Brunnier
Rookwood
May 15, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Join Lynette Pohlman, Adrienne Gennett, and Allison Sheridan to learn more about the Museums extensive collection of Iowa State College pottery. Only made for a few years, the objects are rare and tell the story of how American Art Pottery was spread westward by skilled ceramicists.

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GW Carver
May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Food Sciences Building south entrance

Tour sites across central campus with educator Nicholas Scott highlighting the exhibition George Washington Carver, The Student & Visionary.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
May 19, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free!

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CPAM
Christian Petersen
May 19, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Join Curator Allison Sheridan and Historian and Business Administrator Edie Hunter for a talk on the recent discoveries and research on Christian Petersen’s works of art, as well as his personal history.

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Closures
May 25, 2024 - May 27, 2024

The Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, and University Museums office will be CLOSED Saturday, May 25–Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day Weekend.

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May 25, 2024, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Downtown Ames

Find our booth at the Ames Main Street Farmers' Market and talk to us about free summer programs!

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Art Walks
May 29, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital main entrance

Take a walk around Patterson Hall and explore the connections between humans and animals found Iowa State’s Art on Campus Collection. Led by education specialist Caitlin Patton.

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Brunnier
Rookwood
June 2, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Riley Humler, who participated in both the Glover Collection auction in 1991 and the Glorious Gamble exhibition in 1992, will explain the history leading up to those events and what ensued within the market afterwards.

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GW Carver
June 6, 2024, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Curtiss Hall, 2nd floor rotunda

Tour with Curator Allison Sheridan the exhibition George Washington Carver, The Student & Innovator in the Dean’s Art Gallery, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
June 9, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free! This tour is led by docent Dana Schumacher.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
June 16, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free!

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
June 23, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free! This tour is led by docent Rae Reilly.

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Art Walks
June 26, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at Biorenewables Building main entrance

Explore the worlds of ecosystems and agriculture found in the public art installed in the Biorenewables Complex. Led by docent Cindy Scholten.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
June 30, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free! This tour is led by docent Steve Petska.

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Closures
July 4, 2024

The Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, and University Museums office will be CLOSED Thursday, July 4, 2024 in honor of Independence Day.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
July 7, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free!

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
July 14, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free!

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
July 21, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Sunday Tours are 30 minutes long, are led by University Museums docents or staff, and are free!

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Closures
July 27, 2024 - August 25, 2024

The Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, and Farm House Museum will be CLOSED July 27–August 25, 2024 to change exhibitions.

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Art Walks
July 31, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at Lagomarcino Hall courtyard

Learn about Iowa State’s human sciences and the impact of educators seen in the Art on Campus Collection. Led by docent Dana Schumacher.

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Closures
September 2, 2024

The Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, and University Museums office will be CLOSED Monday, September 2, 2024 in honor of Labor Day.

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Closures
November 25, 2024 - November 29, 2024

The Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum are CLOSED November 25–29, 2024 for Thanksgiving Break. The Brunnier Art Museum will be open the weekend before, Tuesday & Wednesday before, and the weekend after Thanksgiving. The University Museums office have open hours some days this week.

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Closures
November 28, 2024 - November 29, 2024

All University Museums and the office are CLOSED for Thanksgiving. The Anderson Sculpture Garden and Art on Campus Collection are open all hours every day. 

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