Posted on 05/20/2019 at 04:30 PM by Betsy Grabinski
Starting last February, UniversityMuseums (UM) partnered with the Ames Public Library, Ames Historical Society and Iowa State University Library to present about the public art collection, visual literacy and learning, care of collections and museums around the world. Speakers included UM staff, docents and several area artists and art experts.
"This lecture series reflects both the specialties in Iowa State UniversityMuseums' collections and the expertise of its dedicated staff and docents. Library patrons have enjoyed the variety of topics that this offsite lecture allows," said Susan Jasper, Community Engagement Specialist for both the ISU and Ames Public Library.
"Ames flocked to hear Priscilla Sage's comments on Mid-Century Modern Design; a crowd enjoyed the chance to hold different beads after Chris Martin's talk and folks benefited from learning how to care for their own collections of glass, paper, linens and other cherished treasures," Jasper added.
There are two more events in the Library Lecture Series.
Tuesday, June 11 - Magical Materials: Glass Sculpture of Dale Chihuly
Presented by UM staff Allison Sheridan and Adrienne Gennett
Tuesday, July 9 - Museums Around the World: From Ames to Australia
Presented by UM docent Rae Reilly and staff Allison Sheridan
Both start at 7 p.m. in auditorium of the Ames Public Library, which is located at 515 Douglas Avenue. Lectures are free and open to the public.