Today, the University Museums’ permanent collection is comprised of works of art donated by more than 500 benefactors. Many more have been acquired, curated, restored and maintained through the ongoing support of our members and donors. These collections are used to teach visual literacy and creative thinking to Iowa State students - encouraging an understanding of art that can be applied to their specific areas of study and fostering lifelong advocates of the cultural arts.
New and continued support ensures that we can provide quality exhibitions and educational programming and remain admission free for all to enjoy. Your support ensures that the University Museums remains an integral and vital component of Iowa State. Last year alone we presented over twenty exhibitions, sixty educational programs, acquired over a thousand objects, and served over thirty-six thousand Iowa State students. Where else can students, as well as the public, be educated, entertained and inspired – all for free!