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All University Museums programs and events are free and open to the public unless noted. Programs and events are subject to change. Some events require registration. Some events have optional registration to receive updates and emails. Other events have no registration. 

Support for programs provided by the Kathy & John Howell Art Enrichment Program and University Museums Membership.

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August 27, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

Join Duane Reeves, assistant vice president for Auxiliary Enterprise, and University Museums staff to kick off the 50th anniversary with a live watch party of the 50-year video documentary. Watch in person at the Brunnier Art Museum or join virtually. Consider hosting your own watch party!

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Farm House
CPAM
September 14, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums’ three campus locations and fall exhibitions during open houses for Cyclone Family Weekend. The Farm House Museum will host a program at 2:00 p.m. each day.

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Worlds Fairs
September 14, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Join University Museums for a look at souvenirs of the U.S. World’s Fairs in 1876, 1893, and 1904. Objects include glassware, ceramics, paper goods, and photography.

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CPAM
September 15, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums’ three campus locations and fall exhibitions during open houses for Cyclone Family Weekend. The Farm House Museum will host a program at 2:00 p.m. each day.

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Conservation & Preservation
September 15, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Look up! The Farm House Museum recently underwent a roof replacement and exterior painting to receive a historically accurate “glow up” before celebrating 50 years of being a public museum. Join the consulting preservation architect and the curator for an insightful look at the project.

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October 9, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Join Dr. Jeff Bremer, Professor of History at Iowa State, as he examines life in post-Civil War Iowa. Opportunity to meet Dr. Bremer and purchase a signed copy of A New History of Iowa.

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Virtual
Farm House
Worlds Fairs
October 15, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

At World Expos, a snack is never just a snack: in smelling and tasting food and drink at the fairgrounds, visitors have been invited to taste the world. Join Emily Kathryn Morgan, Associate Professor of Art History at Iowa State, in exploring displays of food and drink at World's Fairs and International Expositions.    

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Date Night
Farm House
Worlds Fairs
Museums After Hours
October 18, 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Celebrate the end of midterms with Date Night at the Farm House Museum! Join us for treats originally showcased at World Fairs, crafts, and music for everyone to enjoy.

 

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Yuletide
Farm House
December 6, 2024, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Farm House Museum

Hosted by the University Museums’ interns, in conjunction with ISU Winterfest, celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum. Take part in free Victorian yuletide themed activities and crafts while you enjoy holiday treats.

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