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Flicker & Flame
October 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

Using materials from the Smithsonian collections, Dr. Hal Wallace will walk you through history, discussing cultural, economic, and social consequences of electric lighting and electrification.

Dr. Hal Wallace is Curator of Electricity Collections at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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Arte Cubano
October 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Journey through the exhibition Arte Cubano and learn about the diverse artistic expressions of Cuba in a bilingual tour led by trained staff and docents with Spanish translation by the students of the course Culture and Community: Iowa and Midwest Latino/as. Discover the diverse cultural blend of African, European and Latin/Caribbean influences that make Cuban art unique. Join on Sundays at 2:00 pm. for a series of thirty-minute highlights tours of the University Museums collection.

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Color Matters
October 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (CST)
Location: Reiman Gallery, Morrill Hall Rm. 003

Join in a facilitated discussion of the reACT exhibition Color Matters guest curated by Dr. Jonathan Sturm, Professor of Music. Hear different perspectives from Dr. Monic Behnken as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and reACT to the exhibition.

Dr. Monic Behnken is Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

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Arte Cubano
October 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Journey through the exhibition Arte Cubano and learn about the diverse artistic expressions of Cuba. Discover the diverse cultural blend of African, European and Latin/Caribbean influences that make Cuban art so unique.  Join on Sundays at 2:00 pm for a series of thirty-minute highlights tours of the University Museums collection. 

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Ginnever
November 4, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum

A celebration of movement in dance and art, this evening will feature performances of original compositions under the direction of Kinesiology faculty member Cynthia Adams. Dance students and Orchesis I dancers will present choreography inspired by their close investigations at the sculptures and drawings from the exhibition Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms. Experience a different kind of museum visit as you are introduced to works of art through the lens of dancers.

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November 7, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Meet at the Brunnier Art Museum

Iowa State Center, specifically the Scheman building, has been a hub of events and entertainment for over 50 years. This tour highlights the history of the Scheman building and the art within. Join us on Sundays at 2:00 pm for a series of thirty-minute tours.

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November 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: ISU Surplus, 925 Airport Road, Ames IA

Jewelry, glass, paintings, and more will be available for purchase at ISU Surplus. No entry fee. Open to the public.

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November 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Farm House Museum

The Victorian lady was the original craft queen and DIY-er. Her capable hands decorated her home; her clothing, if not hand-sewn, was often embellished by her skillful embroidery. While many imagine the Victorian lady as sitting decorously in her parlor with a basket of needlework, Victorian women were capable of much more than that. Join University Museums to uncover the stories of women crafters at the Farm House Museum.

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November 14, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Journey through the exhibition Studio to Contemporary Glass: 1960s to Today and learn about the diverse artistic expressions of the University Museums’ permanent collection. This tour will be given by University Museums Docent Roberta Vann and will spotlight the art of Dale Chihuly and his fanciful creations.

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December 3, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
Location: Farm House Museum

Hosted by the University Museums’ interns, in conjunction with Winterfest, celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum. Take part in Victorian yuletide-themed activities and crafts while you enjoy holiday treats. The carriage from the Memorial Union will stop at the Farm House Museum.

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December 4, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Farm House Museum

Enjoy festive family fun at the Farm House Museum. Victorian yuletide-themed crafts and holiday treats will be provided. Tours of the historic home in full period decoration will also be offered throughout the afternoon as well as the chance to meet and take a picture with Santa. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season for families and friends.

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