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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
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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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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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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Christian Petersen
August 7, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Memorial Union north entrance
Meet curator Sydney Marshall at the Fountain of the Four Seasons construction site to get an update on the process of recreating and installing the Maidens. Learn about the multi-year process of replication of the terracotta fountainhead and the limestone sculptures. Conservator Francis Miller will be working on site answer... Read More on Unveiling the "Maidens": Behind the Scenes at the "Fountain of the Four Seasons"
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August 27, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Join Duane Reeves, assistant vice president for Auxiliary Enterprise, and University Museums staff to kick off the 50th anniversary with a live watch party of the 50-year video documentary. Watch in person at the Brunnier Art Museum or join virtually. Consider hosting your own watch party!

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Art Walks
August 28, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at Curtiss Hall

There’s a whole world of art – and at times it’s right under our feet! Explore several of the terrazzo floors and architectural elements in the Art on Campus Collection.

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CPAM
August 29, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Join University Museums at the Christian Petersen Art Museum to welcome the start of the new academic year! Enjoy games and activities from the International Students and Scholars Office, learn about the museums, visit the new exhibitions, and take home some tasty snacks.

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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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Barragán
September 5, 2024, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Celebrate the new exhibition Barragán: A Spiritual Master at the Brunnier Art Museum. Meet the photographer, Robert Duncan, and enjoy imaginative desserts and cocktails inspired by the flavors of Mexico.

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In Their Time
September 8, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

The responsibility of a museum to the continued care of collections is a constant process of conducting preventative maintenance and conservation. Join us for a tour through In Their Time to understand the monumental task of caring for a large public art collection.

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ASG
September 11, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Reiman Gallery

Join Art on Campus curator Sydney Marshall for a closer look at preparatory material for public works of art featured in the Anderson Sculpture Garden and gain a better understanding of their development.

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Farm House
CPAM
September 14, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums’ three campus locations and fall exhibitions during open houses for Cyclone Family Weekend. The Farm House Museum will host a program at 2:00 p.m. each day.

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Farm House
Worlds Fairs
September 14, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Join University Museums for a look at souvenirs of the U.S. World’s Fairs in 1876, 1893, and 1904. Objects include glassware, ceramics, paper goods, and photography.

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CPAM
September 15, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums’ three campus locations and fall exhibitions during open houses for Cyclone Family Weekend. The Farm House Museum will host a program at 2:00 p.m. each day.

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Farm House
September 15, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Look up! The Farm House Museum recently underwent a roof replacement and exterior painting to receive a historically accurate “glow up” before celebrating 50 years of being a public museum. Join the consulting preservation architect and the curator for an insightful look at the project.

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ASG
September 17, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at "Ghost Trees" in Anderson Sculpture Garden

Take a stroll with ISU Horticulture professor Jeff Iles and Anderson Sculpture Garden curator Sydney Marshall to explore the central campus landscape. Learn more about what makes each of these towering works of art, living and not, distinct to the Iowa State campus.

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Virtual
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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Worlds Fairs
September 24, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

This presentation discusses how religion was represented at world’s fairs and the significance of these sites for the development of religious pluralism and the academic study of religion.

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Art Walks
September 25, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at Morrill Hall west entrance

As summer rolls into fall, visit some of the botanically inspired public art across Iowa State! Features art from both the Art on Campus Collection and in the Anderson Sculpture Garden. Led by docents Cindy Scholten and Rick Bartosh.

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ASG
September 26, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Anderson Sculpture Garden

Learn about collecting seeds from examples in the Anderson Sculpture Garden and take home pre-packaged seeds from the Seed Library.

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Barragán
September 26, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building
Join University Museums for a celebration of Hispanic culture at the Brunnier Art Museum! Explore Latin American cities in virtual reality, practice your Spanish language skills, and eat some sweet treats from various Hispanic cultures. In conjunction with the exhibition Barragán: A Spiritual Master: Photographs by Robert Duncan on view... Read More on Museums After Hours: Hispanic Culture Night
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September 27, 2024, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Memorial Union north entrance

Following years of conservation work to replicate the four Maidens and the terracotta fountainhead, and a complete re-construction of the pool system, meet at the Fountain of the Four Seasons with University Museums staff for a public dedication of the fountain. Be present as we turn on the Fountain for the first time of the season.

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Artists of an Era
September 29, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Join Pohlman Fellow Monet Butler, a Junior undergraduate majoring in Political Science, for a presentation on her research uncovering the life and legacy of Zenobia Brumbaugh Ness and the significant contributions of Ness to the fine arts at Iowa State College in the 1930s and 1940s. 

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In Their Time
October 2, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Join Midwest Art Conservation staff Megan Emery, Chief Conservator and Senior Objects Conservator; Dianna Clise, Senior Papers Conservator; and Kristy Jeffcoat, Senior Paintings Conservator, in a conversation about their work.

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In Their Time
October 6, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Join University Museums curators, Allison Sheridan and Adrienne Gennett, to explore art exhibited throughout In Their Time that can make visitors and museums staff uncomfortable because of the imagery, material, or provenance.

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Farm House
October 9, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Join Dr. Jeff Bremer, Professor of History at Iowa State, as he examines life in post-Civil War Iowa. opportunity to meet Dr. Bremer and purchase a signed copy of A New History of Iowa.

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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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