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When the fields tell a story

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 4:09 PM by Betsy Grabinski

The newest addition to the Art on Campus Collection is called Rhythms - Bean Fields at Sunsetand was painted by Iowa artist Rose Frantzen. It's new home is the east atrium of the Advanced Teaching & Research Building (ATRB), which houses offices and labs bioscience. The painting was commissioned by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), in partnership with University Museums. 


A reception was held on October 31 to debut the painting to the ISU community and celebrate the artist. "Rhythms - Bean FIelds at Sunset celebrates the important role that crops play for the state of Iowa, the nation and the world," said Joe Colletti, Interim Dean of CALS. "And, in my own interpretation, I believe it also celebrates the vital, underlying roles and accomplishments of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. What we do in research and extension to support the productivity and profitability of soybean growers - and all Iowa farmers - is embedded in Rose's new art work."


Rhythms - Bean Fields at Sunset, 2018, Oil on board    
Rose Frantzen (American, b.1965)
Commissioned by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Museums for the Advanced Teaching and Research Building.  In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
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