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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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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
February 25, 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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Virtual
Farm House
Worlds Fairs
February 27, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Zoom around the globe with University of Arizona Professor of Architectural History Lisa D. Schrenk to explore the architectural designs and building innovations that shaped the first 60 years of international expositions.

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

In honor of Iowa’s George Washington Carver Day, walk through the works of art honoring George Washington Carver found throughout the Art on Campus Collection. Led by docent Steve Petska.

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Virtual
Brunnier
Catlett
February 29, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Presented by Mary Lee Corlett, former Associate Curator, Modern & Contemporary Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Art, this talk will focus on the artistry of her printmaking practice and the multitude of ways in which print processes served her activist vision by facilitating modernist strategies such as repetition and appropriation, engagement with pattern and line, texture, color play, use of positive and negative space, and reversal.

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Date Night
Brunnier
March 1, 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Tired of the same old date nights? University Museums has you covered with a free craft and beautiful art for a fun and unique after-hours evening at the Brunnier Art Museum.

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

Collectors and University Museums donors Mark and Marie Latta will lead a tour of a portion of their American Art Pottery collection on exhibit in the Ann Brunnier Decorative Arts Gallery.

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CPAM
Christian Petersen
March 7, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Join Natural Resource Ecology and Management PhD candidate Derrick Kapayou for a conversation on the evolution of Native American agricultural traditions and delve into current research on the topic.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
March 10, 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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Closures
March 11, 2024 - March 15, 2024

The Christian Petersen Art Museum and the Farm House Museum will be CLOSED March 11–15, 2024 for Spring Break. The Brunnier Art Museum and University Museums office will remain open with regular hours.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
March 17, 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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Brunnier
March 21, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Interested in a career in museums, libraries, or archives? Join University Museums staff, University Library archivists, conservators, and many more professionals from around central Iowa for an informal meet and greet to learn more about these unique career paths.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
March 24, 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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Art Walks
Christian Petersen
March 27, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Begins at University Library, Grant Wood murals

In partnership with Christian Petersen: A Sense of Place in Campus Life, take time to enjoy a selection of Christian Petersen’s public art around central campus. Led by docent Dana Schumacher.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
March 31, 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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Brunnier
Small Pleasures
April 7, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Learn from artist and educator Tilly Woodward about why she chooses to create small, intimate paintings and her methods for creating art on a diminutive scale.

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Virtual
Farm House
Worlds Fairs
April 14, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

World's fairs scholar Ethan Robey, University of California, Irvine, will discuss the grandiose displays of manufacturers at late 19th- and early 20th-century world’s fairs, and the way these events precipitated into American homes.

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
April 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! This tour is led by docent Steve Petska.

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Farm House
GW Carver
April 18, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Tour the Farm House Museum with curator Allison Sheridan highlighting the objects on exhibition in George Washington Carver, The Student & the Artist.  

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Sunday Tours
Brunnier
April 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! This tour is led by docent Dana Schumacher.

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CPAM
Christian Petersen
April 21, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Curator Dr. Lea Rosson DeLong, noted scholar of Christian Petersen, will examine Petersen’s works of art on campus, placing them in context with his artist peers of the 1930s through the 1950s while also centering his sculptures and legacy in the greater art historical context of the 20th century.

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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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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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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 24, 2024

The Brunnier Art Museum will be CLOSED Friday, May 24, 2024 because of an event. The Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, and University Museums office will remain open with regular hours.

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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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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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