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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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Museums After Hours
August 29, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Join University Museums at the Christian Petersen Art Museum to welcome the start of the new academic year! Enjoy games and activities from the International Students and Scholars Office, learn about the museums, visit the new exhibitions, and take home some tasty snacks.

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Farm House
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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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Farm House
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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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Christian Petersen
Fountain of the Four Seasons
October 22, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

with Dr. Pamela Riney Kehrberg, Professor of History, Iowa State Univ.

Dr. Kehrberg will discuss the historical agricultural context of the 1930s and 40s, during which Christian Petersen was creating the imagery for the Fountain of the Four Seasons. Discover what farming practices were typical during that time and compare them to the depictions in the fountain as well as modern practices.

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Museums After Hours
October 24, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Join University Museums for a celebration of German culture at the Christian Petersen Art Museum! Play classic German games, practice your German language skills, and take home some sweet German treats.

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Christian Petersen
Artists of an Era
November 3, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Flourishing in hard times requires creativity and Iowans rose to the challenge during the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Drawing upon the exhibition, Artists of an Era: A New Deal, Iowa Artists, and Iowa State College, this vividly illustrated lecture by Joni Kinsey, Ph.D., will explore how ISU administrators and faculty collaborated with federal programs to develop a lively arts scene that established Iowa as a national model.  

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Museums After Hours
December 12, 2024, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Looking for a quiet place to study? Want to relax away from your dorm room? Come to the Christian Petersen Art Museum for extended study hours with relaxing activities and a calming, artistic atmosphere.

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