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Compelling Ground Curator’s Exploration

February 1, 2021, 4:00 PM (US Central)

University Museums' YouTube Channel

With Adrienne Gennett, Associate Curator of Collections and Education

Take a virtual tour of the new Brunnier Art Museum exhibition Compelling Ground: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of Iowa. The exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of University Museums’ landmark exhibition Land of the Fragile Giants: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of the Loess Hills, while broadening the scope to the entire state of Iowa. Including artists from across Iowa and accompanied by a multi-essayist scholarship publication, Compelling Ground examines agriculture in Iowa though art, along with the significant change that has occurred in the past twenty-five years and needs for the future. Join Associate Curator of Collections and Education, Adrienne Gennett, as she shares the exhibition and her curatorial insight. Virtual Tour available on the University Museums YouTube page.


IMAGE: Spraying (what?), 2020 by John Preston. Watercolor on paper. On loan from the artist.

Compelling Ground is curated and organized by University Museums. The exhibition is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support was also given by: Dwight and Marilyn Conover; Debbie Gitchell in honor of Jon Fleming; Kate Gregory; Carole Horowitz; Betty and Dennis Keeney; Cal and Frankie Parrott; Dorothy and Robert Rust; Clifford Smith; and David and Marianne Spalding.

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