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Faces of Iowa State LIVE Portrait Painting - Warren Kuhn

March 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (US Central)

0003 Morrill Hall, Christian Petersen Art Museum lower gallery

The artist will complete up to two portraits a day, for a total of thirteen by the end of her 9-day residency at Iowa State University. Portrait sitters were identified by various ISU colleges and University Museums and will join the nineteen Faces of Iowa State portraits painted by Frantzen during the run of the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The entire group of portraits will make up the Faces of Iowa State touring exhibition which will launch at the Brunnier Art Museum in late August 2017 and continue to sites throughout the state of Iowa. At the conclusion of the tour, the portraits will join the Iowa State University permanent Art on Campus Collection.

About the Sitter

Warren Kuhn, Emeritus Professor and retired Dean of Library Services, ISU. Kuhn arrived at Iowa State in 1967 and served as Library Dean until his retirement in 1989. Kuhn shepherded the 1983 addition to the University Library (which would be renamed Parks Library), an award-winning project for the architects. His foresight with the addition allowed for inclusion of plenum flooring and expansion of technology in the library. The improved research and study space was a key accomplishment for Kuhn. During his tenure, the papers of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, of world food prize fame, and the records of the Garst-Thomas Seed Company were acquired. The result of his tireless library advocacy, Kuhn was affectionately known as Mr. Library wherever he went.

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