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Art On Campus Collection & Program

The Fifth Muse by Norie Sato, an Art in State Buildings Project for Marston Hall. Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University.

Iowa State University is home to one of the largest campus public art programs in the United States. Over 2,000 public works of art make up the Art on Campus Collection, and are located across campus in buildings, courtyards, open spaces and classrooms. Iowa State’s public art is not required to be beautiful, but it is required to be intellectually relevant to the contemporary campus and utilized in curricula. The Art on Campus Collection and Program, formalized in 1980, includes acquisition, care and maintenance in addition to scholarship and educational programming.

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The Art on Campus Collection is located on the exterior and interior of buildings across campus at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Please see the selection of maps: Online interactive map 

Parking

Memorial Union Parking Ramp
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50011

Armory – Lot 21 
2519 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011 

East Campus Parking Deck
500 Wallace Road
Ames, Iowa 50011

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