University Museums is foremost an educational resource for Iowa State University students, faculty, staff, and the Ames community. We strive to provide an environment that fosters visual literacy and learning, physical and intellectual access, and creativity. Through our education programs and initiatives we serve the campus and community by allowing the opportunity to experience unique cultural points of view through art and celebrate the intersectionality of our cultural heritage.
The University Museums remain an indispensable component of Iowa State’s mission and asserts its role in the educational experience through interdisciplinary collaboration with diverse academic disciplines. This collaboration will broaden and deepen the academic experience for university students by unveiling new meanings, while respecting the integrity of the disciplines involved.