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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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September 19, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Peter Pincus, Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Rochester Institute of Technology, will discuss the complex nature of balancing life as a ceramic artist, tenured professor, researcher, and full-time parent.

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Worlds Fairs
September 24, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

This presentation discusses how religion was represented at world’s fairs and the significance of these sites for the development of religious pluralism and the academic study of religion.

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In Their Time
Conservation & Preservation
October 2, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Join Midwest Art Conservation staff Megan Emery, Chief Conservator and Senior Objects Conservator; Dianna Clise, Senior Papers Conservator; and Kristy Jeffcoat, Senior Paintings Conservator, in a conversation about their work.

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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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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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Museum Careers
November 5, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Thinking of applying to graduate school or a change in career that may focus on museums or archives? Join museum and archives employees as they share their educational journeys through graduate studies to their current positions, and answer questions on pursuing postgraduate degrees in these fields. You can submit questions in advance or ask them during the Zoom session.

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Brunnier
In Their Time
Museum Careers
November 12, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Today, museums with global art collections face many legal, ethical, and historical considerations that guide collection policies, practices, and provenance research priorities. Join the staff of the Denver Art Museum’s Provenance Research Department as they present case studies and contextualize collections impacted by current cultural patrimony concerns, including the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Nazi-era looting, theft surrounding ancient art and archaeological sites, and Colonial-era injustices. Presented by Denver Art Museum Provenance department.

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Rookwood
November 19, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)
Location: Virtual on Zoom

Learn from expert and Antiques Roadshow contributor David Rago about the rich history of the American Art Pottery created during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Ohio, beginning with Rookwood.

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