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Christian Petersen and Memorial Art: A Conversation

June 17, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (US Central)

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Christian Petersen Art Museum Room 1017, Morrill Hall

With Curators Sydney Marshall and Allison Sheridan

From his early work to his 21-year tenure at Iowa State through his retirement years, artist Christian Petersen visited the topic of memorial and commemorative art throughout his career. In conjunction with the exhibition From Time Immemorial: Art as Commemoration in the Neva Petersen Visual Literacy Gallery in Morrill Hall, this conversation will explore how the Art on Campus Collection at Iowa State incorporates public memorial to honor the sacrifice of life, significant contributions by individuals, and showcase narratives of progress with a focus on the artwork of Christian Petersen. This in-person event will have a limited audience capacity and requires pre-registration. A recording of the program will be available after the event on the University Museums’ YouTube channel.


IMAGE: Sedes Sapenintiae, c. 1950 by Christian Petersen. Purchased with funds provided by Joanne and Charles Faaborg Frederiksen and sons John, Mark, Paul and James. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. U2000.137

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

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