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Mythical Bounty
January 19, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Lecture at 5:30 pm
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

University Museums invites you to attend the opening of the newest Brunnier Art Museum exhibition, Mythical Bounty: Glass Sculpture by Amber Cowan.

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January 26, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Floating World in the Biorenewables Complex atrium

University Museums director Lynette Pohlman will lead guests through an exploration of metal as an artistic medium in the Art on Campus collection.

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Iowa Maker Series
January 30, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum: 1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building, Top Floor

Join ceramicist and ISU professor Ingrid Lilligren as she discusses how she works with clay to create unique sculptures that incorporate the senses and comment on current issues prevalent in today’s society. 

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Collecting Craft
February 2, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum: 1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building

Join University Museums Pohlman Fellow and ISU senior, Hannah Brennan, as she discusses contemporary Native American basketry and pottery in the exhibition and her experience as the 2021-22 University Museums Pohlman Fellow. 

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Vibrant Matter
February 9, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Lecture at 5:30 pm in Morrill Hall Auditorium, Room 2017
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum: 1017 Morrill Hall

Join us for the opening reception of artist Julie Chang's exhibition Vibrant Matter in the Christian Petersen Art Museum followed by a lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Morrill Hall Auditorium. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Arts & Craftsman
February 10, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

The history of the Roycroft campus, one of the first Arts and Crafts communities in America, told through unique artifacts of the Gilded Age by Alan Nowicki, Roycroft Campus Program Director.

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All the Evils
February 16, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Reiman Gallery: 0003 Morrill Hall 603 Morrill Rd.

Join Lynette Pohlman, director and chief curator, University Museums, as she shares Charlotte Petersen’s stories of her husband’s response to war and the student experience in creating campus sculptures in the 1940s in response to World War II. 

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February 23, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Jischke Honors Building lobby

This guided tour will discuss artist, process, and innovation of textiles in the Art on Campus Collection. 

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Vibrant Matter
February 24, 2022, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Room 2030 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Rd

Explore the possibilities that Museums collaborations can bring to your curriculum. Gain knowledge of teaching resources available on campus and become familiar with the process of engaging with Museums to build your curriculum. University Museums is partnering with CELT for this workshop. Register with CELT.

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Iowa Maker Series
February 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum: 1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building, Top Floor

Join metalsmith and ISU professor Joe Muench as he discusses how he came to work with metal as his artistic medium, some themes behind his metal sculpture, and the innovative processes he uses to produce it.

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Mythical Bounty
Collecting Craft
March 3, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Online

Enjoy a night of fire and glass! A collaboration with the Gaffer's Guild and University Museums: students, faculty, and staff glass blowers will demonstrate the process of creating blown glass and afterwards discuss how they came to glass blowing as a hobby or passion. 

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Collecting Craft
March 3, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Glassblowing Studio, Student Innovation Center: 606 Bissell Rd.

Enjoy a night of fire and glass! A collaboration with the Gaffer's Guild and University Museums: students, faculty, and staff glass blowers will demonstrate the process of creating blown glass and afterwards discuss how they came to glass blowing as a hobby or passion. 

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Arts & Craftsman
March 6, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

Judith B. Tankard, landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant, will survey the inspirations, characteristics, and development of garden design during the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

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Vibrant Matter
March 24, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum: 1017 Morrill Hall

Join Art and Visual Culture Assistant Professor Raluca Iancu to try your hand at layering letterpress blocks to create your own abstracted pattern, inspired by the Julie Chang exhibition in the Christian Petersen Art Museum. The Memorial Union Workspace will also be leading a creative craft responding to the exhibition.

Pizza will be provided and curator Sydney Marshall will lead a tour of the exhibition at 12:30 p.m.

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Iowa Maker Series
March 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum: 1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building, Top Floor

Join artist and ISU associate professor Jennifer Drinkwater as she discusses her experience as an artist who chose to use craft media within her artistic process and in a community based art project.

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March 30, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: 2nd floor rotunda of Beardshear Hall

This guided tour will discuss artist, process, and innovation of glass in the Art on Campus Collection. 

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All the Evils
April 2, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum

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

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All the Evils
April 3, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum

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

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Collecting Craft
April 5, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

In this guest lecture, Melissa Hilliard Potter, interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator, will discuss case studies from her personal experience including her co-curated exhibition Social Paper: Hand Papermaking in the Context of Socially Engaged Art and collaborations with women artisans in Bosnia and Republic of Georgia. 

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Vibrant Matter
April 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Curtiss Hall, lower level rotunda

Join CALS Student Services and University Museums for a student focused tour of Curtiss Hall’s public art and exploration of services available to all students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, followed by a viewing of the exhibition in the Christian Petersen Art Museum. 

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Arts & Craftsman
April 14, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

Franklin Vagnone, President of Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting, will illustrate his experimental Public History work that often questions accepted professional best practices. Preservation, conservation, public history, sculpture, contemporary art happenings, and queer & marginal narratives all are a part of Twisted Preservation's Practice.

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Iowa Maker Series
April 24, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum: 1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building, Top Floor

Join jeweler Ann Au as she discusses how she came to design custom jewelry as wearable works of art, which express her unique sense of aesthetics and artistry. 

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April 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Anderson Sculpture Garden, east side of the Hub

An Exploration of Materials in Public Art is the theme for this semester’s Art Walks hosted by University Museums’ staff and docents. This tour will discuss artist, process, and innovation of painted murals in the Art on Campus collection.

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All the Evils
May 15, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Reiman Gallery, 0003 Morrill Rd

Join curator Lea Rosson DeLong for a discussion on the works of art by Christian Petersen highlighting war and memorializing the sacrifices made by those involved. This talk will focus on Petersen’s work of art The Unknown Prisoner, which captures the grim realities of war rather than glorifying it.

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May 22, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum: 1805 Center Dr., 295 Scheman Building, Top Floor

Join artist Mary Merkel-Hess as she discusses her process of how she came to use paper as a way to explore the landscape along with abstract forms through her beautiful sculptures. 

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May 25, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Courtyard of Lagomarcino Hall

An Exploration of Materials in Public Art is the theme for this semester’s Art Walks hosted by University Museums’ staff and docents. This tour will discuss artist, process, and innovation of ceramics in the Art on Campus collection.

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June 29, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: lobby of Kildee Hall

This guided tour will discuss artist, process, and innovation of stone in the Art on Campus collection. 

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July 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: 1st floor atrium of the Scheman Building

An art walk discussing artist, process, and the innovation of wood in public art.

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