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Christian Petersen and an Unfolding Legacy of "The Unknown Political Prisoner"

November 6, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)

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Reiman Gallery, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Gather in the exhibition All the Evils… Christian Petersen and the Art of War in Morrill Hall for a gallery walk led by guest curator Dr. Lea Rosson DeLong focusing on the sculpture The Unknown Political Prisoner. Recent research completed at the Museums of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives for American Art shed new light on Petersen’s sculpture and will be discussed during the tour. Learn about this sculpture’s entry into an international competition, and its placement in the larger context of American art history.

Registration is encouraged but not required. By registering, you will receive any updates or changes about this event via email. Free and open to the public.

Support provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Unknown Prisoner, 1944 by Christian Petersen. Plaster. Gift of Helen J. Sebek. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

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