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New Year's Resolutions

Posted on January 1, 2022 at 6:07 AM by Alisha Abner

Do you have New Year's resolutions? Let your University Museums help you keep them in an artful way!

Resolve to Stimulate Your Mind

Art is thought-provoking and makes you consider viewpoints and ideas you may not have thought about before. Julie W Chang uses many traditional and religious symbols interwoven within her abstracted patterns to comment on cultural identity. Plan to visit Vibrant Matter at the Christian Petersen Art Museum beginning January 18.

Amber Cowan uses found objects and repurposes glass to create intricate glass sculptures. Spend time immersing yourself in these glass dioramas and sculptures, taking in the stories they tell at the exhibition Mythical Bounty. Come to Brunnier Art Museum on opening day, Wednesday, January 19. There will be a reception with light refreshments beginning at 4:00 PM. Cowan will give a lecture about her unique process at 5:30 PM.

Resolve to Have a Healthy Body

A healthy body helps you have a healthy mind. Get moving with monthly Art Walks with University Museums. Each Art Walk has a different theme and features the Art on Campus Collection at Iowa State University. Join us the last Wednesday each month at noon. 


Resolve to Work on Relationships

Whether you want to spend more quality time with family, friends, or your significant other, a museum is a wonderful place to do just this! There are plenty events to choose from or you can stop in any time the museums are open. The exhibitions give you plenty of things to talk about, and the artful environment is quite enjoyable. Plus, all University Museums exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Donations are always appreciated.

Resolve to Do Good in the World

Volunteerdonate, enhance the lives of others with art and visual literacy! Your University Museums is one way you can get involved and do good.


Whether or not you make New Year's resolutions, we would love to see you at the upcoming exhibitions and events.

About the Blogger

Alisha Abner

University Museums | Communications Specialist

Alisha does University Museums marketing & public relations, updates this website, takes & publishes photos & video, runs social media, sends out the eNewsletter, occasionally staffs the museums, and enjoys experiencing & learning about art.



Images: Detail from Amulet Series, 2021 by Julie W Chang. On loan from the artist and Hosfelt Gallery.

The Dreams of a Descendant of Sirenuse, 2021 by Amber Cowan. Flameworked glass, found glass, mixed media, powder coated aluminum frame. Commissioned by University Museums with funds from the Joyce Brewer Art Acquisition Fund. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Photo by Matthew Hollerbush.

Forward, 1984 by William King. Aluminum. Gift of James R. and Barbara R. Palmer. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

Photo from Iowa Questers tour, July 20, 2021.

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