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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.

Click here for current exhibitions.


The cost is free, with a suggested donation of $8. 


Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed to the public Monday & Tuesday. ISU curriculum tours may be scheduled on these days with a 2-week notice.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 4 & 5, Labor Day (University Holiday)

Brunnier Art Museum closes to the public at the end of the day Sunday, November 21, 2021 and will reopen Wednesday, January 19, 2022.


Scheman Building, Second Floor
1805 Center Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011

Parking available on site. 

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