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New works of art at Parks Library highlight contemporary women artists

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 4:26 PM by Betsy Grabinski

New works of art are now on display in Parks Library and the collection is called Art in Parks. The additions include the Faces of Iowa State series by Iowa artist Rose Franzen and important works of art by 11 more contemporary women artists. The new installations consist of paintings, prints and photographs both newly-acquired and from the University Museums' permanent collection.

The Art in Parks project was spearheaded by Beth McNeil, dean of Library Services, and is a culmination of a months-long discussion about the importance of art to campus and how it can bring diverse voices to campus spaces. "These works of art will expose students, faculty and staff who visit Parks Library to new perspectives, artists and stories," McNeil said. "Adding these works is integral for growth and it responds to student requests for broader representation in our art ­- more women and people of color."


New artists joining Grant Wood, Doug Shelton and Christian Petersen, who are currently represented in Parks Library, include: Emily Arthur, Elizabeth Catlett, Bethany Collins, Rose Frantzen, Frank Oscar Lind III, Louise Minert Kelly, Marion J. Kitzman, Mary Kline-Misol, Renata Sack, Molly Scannell, Rachel Sussman, Virginia Thorne, Elizabeth Marie Van Hoesen and Tilly Woodward.

Art in Parks is on display now; the public can view the collection during regular library business hours: 

    Mon - Thurs, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

    Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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