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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. 

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Christian Petersen
Fountain of the Four Seasons
August 7, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Memorial Union north entrance
Meet curator Sydney Marshall at the Fountain of the Four Seasons construction site to get an update on the process of recreating and installing the Maidens. Learn about the multi-year process of replication of the terracotta fountainhead and the limestone sculptures. Conservator Francis Miller will be working on site answer... Read More on Unveiling the "Maidens": Behind the Scenes at the "Fountain of the Four Seasons"
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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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CPAM
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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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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