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Artists In Iowa: The First Century Exhibition Symposium

September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Level 2, 1805 Center Drive, Ames, IA 50011

The Brunnier Art Museum’s Artists in Iowa: The First Century exhibition is a significant examination of the art produced in Iowa from the mid-19th century up to 1950 with works of art by over forty artists. The exhibition symposium sessions will feature regional speakers who will expand on the themes of the exhibition. Lectures and panel discussions will address topics of cultural and political climate, environmental changes to the state, artists in Iowa’s first century of statehood and art of the Meskwaki Nation.

Scheduled speakers include (click here for speaker bios):

  • Dr. Jeff Bremer, Associate Professor of History, ISU

  • Dr. Sebastian Braun, Director of American Indian Studies, ISU

  • Johnathan L. Buffalo, Historic Preservation Director, Meskwaki Museum & Cultural Center, Tama, Iowa

  • Dr. Joni Kinsey, Professor of American Art History, University of Iowa

  • Dr. C. Lee Burras, Professor of Agronomy, ISU

  • Dr. Maura Lyons, Professor of Art History, Drake University

  • Jerome Thompson, retired State of Iowa Curator (1978-2015)

  • Gaylord Torrence, Senior Curator of American Indian Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

  • Dawn Suzanne Wanatee, Co-creator of Meskwaki History CD

The event is free and open to the public, however pre-event registration is required. Click here to register online now.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees must register for the event through the Eventbrite system.

Attendees can park for no charge in the lot north of the Scheman Building.


Program sponsored by the Kathy and John Howell Art Enrichment Program. The project is also supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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