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Brunnier Art Museum

Students at the Brunnier Art Museum

The Brunnier Art Museum is truly one of a kind. It is the only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection in the state of Iowa and one of the nation's few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex (Iowa State Center). Founded in 1975, the museum is named after its benefactors, Henry J. Brunnier and his wife Ann. See ceramics, glass, dolls, ivory, jade, and enameled metals in the Brunnier Collection! 

The University Art Collection includes prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets, wood, lacquered objects, silver, and furniture. The regularly-changing exhibitions, from the permanent collection or a visiting collection, provide educational opportunities for all ages. Lectures, receptions, conferences, university classes, panel discussions, and gallery walks are available to further the interpretation of these fine objects. 


The cost is free, however there is a suggested donation of $3 per visitor. 


The Brunnier Art Museum is temporarily closed. 

Please see the Calendar of Events for closings and holiday hours. 


295 Scheman Building
1805 Center Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011

Parking available on site. 

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