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September 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

From vibrant colors to striking forms, the assemblage of studio glass in the permanent collection examines the use of glass in contemporary art in the United States. It defies expectations for what glass can be. Enjoy a walking tour of the new exhibition Studio Glass from the Permanent Collection with Curator Adrienne Gennett.

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September 26, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Join us on Sundays at 2:00 pm for a series of thirty-minute tours to get a closer look at signature objects in the University Museums’ permanent collection. This tour will spotlight the diverse forms of Native American and Inuit art, from basketry to glassmaking.

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Color Matters
September 27, 2021, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Reiman Gallery, Morrill Hall Rm. 003

Get a first look at the exhibition Color Matters, the newest reACT exhibition, guest curated by Dr. Jonathan Strum, Professor of Music. Color Matters explores the complex relationship humans have with color and how color shapes how we see and understand the world. Remarks at 5:00 pm by Dr. Sturm. Light refreshments.

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September 30, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CST)
Location: Anderson Sculpture Garden

Throw on your floral prints and head to the Anderson Sculpture Garden for an evening outdoors to celebrate the installation of a new garden-inspired mural by nationally acclaimed artist Louise Jones aka Ouizi.

Stroll the garden, talk to the artist, and enjoy delightful bites inspired by the mural. Food sponsored and provided by ISU Dining Services.

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Color Matters
October 2, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum

Enjoy three fall exhibitions during the fall open house weekend.

Christian Petersen Art Museum see Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms and reACT exhibition Color Matters, guest curated by Dr. Jonathan Sturm, Professor of Music. Farm House Museum, the exhibition Flicker and Flame: Whale Oil and Kerosene Lamps, will be open.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 2 & 3, 1:00-4:00pm each day.

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Color Matters
October 3, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum

Enjoy three fall exhibitions during the fall open house weekend.

Christian Petersen Art Museum see Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms and reACT exhibition Color Matters, guest curated by Dr. Jonathan Sturm, Professor of Music. Farm House Museum, the exhibition Flicker and Flame: Whale Oil and Kerosene Lamps, will be open.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 2 & 3, 1:00-4:00pm each day.

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Ginnever
October 3, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum

From complex geometry to striking forms, Charles Ginnever explored the intricacy of origami throughout his career. Enjoy a tour of the new exhibition Charles Ginnever: Folded Forms with University Museums’ curator, Sydney Marshall.

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Color Matters
October 5, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
Location: Reiman Gallery, Morrill Hall Rm. 003

With the synesthetic experience in mind (one sense in conjunction with another, such as music being heard as well as seen), we have asked professional musicians to create improvisations based on the works of art in the reACT exhibition Color Matters, translating color into sound. Join us and experience the sound of color at this unique event.

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Arte Cubano
October 10, 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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Arte Cubano
October 15, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Cuban-born writer and scholar Dr. Odette Casamayor-Cisneros is Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is in conjunction with the Arte Cubano exhibition.

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October 17, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

Learn about the trio of dazzling constellation-like glass and metal chandeliers installed in 2019 as the public works of art project for the renovation of the Brunnier. There are over 90 lights and hundreds of individual cut Swarovski crystal elements in this work of art.

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October 20, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Location: Meet at Carom by Bruce White

The concept of Abstraction in art has always been divisive. Join University Museums to explore how abstraction is a continuum expressed throughout the Art on Campus Collection. This tour will begin at the Carom sculpture outside of the Black Engineering Building. 

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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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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, 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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December 5, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum

With over 30,000 objects in the permanent collection, it is easy to overlook the many treasures in the museums holding. This tour will spotlight different methods of printmaking. Join for the final Sunday Tour of 2021 to get a closer look at signature objects in the University Museums’ permanent collection in a thirty-minute timeframe.

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