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Celebrating Iowa State’s Public Art: Science and Art

July 9, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)

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Molecular Biology Building, south entrance

Science and Art in the Art on Campus Collection

Traditionally, art and science have been treated as two separate disciplines, but when they are studied together it is clear to see the impact one has on the other. A great deal of creativity is required to make scientific breakthroughs, and art is just as often an expression of, or a product of, scientific knowledge. Join University Museum's Curators Adrienne Gennett and Allison Sheridan as they explore the intersections of art and science in the Art on Campus Collection. This tour will begin at the South entrance of the Molecular Biology Building. 


Did you know that Iowa State University is home to the largest campus public art collection in the United States? Over 3,000 public works of art make up the Art on Campus Collection and are located across campus in buildings, courtyards, open spaces and classrooms. Join the University Museums staff throughout the day for Art on Campus focused tours that celebrate and explore this diverse collection. Tours will occur at various sites around campus throughout the day with details announced in May, 2021.

The Anderson Sculpture Garden is located around Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Rd. The Art on Campus Collection public works of art are located in buildings, courtyards, and common spaces across campus. Admission is free. Hours may vary by building, outdoor sculpture available 24/7. Parking available at the Memorial Union Ramp (fees apply). Check out the Art on Campus digital map for a list of objects and locations.


Parking Options (fees apply)

Memorial Union Parking Ramp, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50011

Armory – Lot 21, 2519 Osborn Drive, Ames, Iowa 50011 

East Campus Parking Deck, 500 Wallace Road, Ames, Iowa 50011


This program is generously sponsored by the Kathy and John Howell Art Enrichment Program.



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