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ReACT Gallery

The American Alliance of Museums promotes museums as “a center where people gather to meet and converse and an active, visible player in civic life, a safe haven, and a trusted incubator of change.”



The ReACT Gallery is intended to be a safe and respectful place to express and explore reactions, opinions, and perspectives of national current event issues that are relevant to the ISU community. Presented in the Reiman Gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum at Morrill Hall, issues will be shown primarily in the form of an exhibition of fine visual arts and engagement opportunities that foster social relevance. Within each exhibition, space will be provide to InterACT in the moment and then for ACTion to take the exhibition content beyond the Gallery.  Anyone in the ISU community can propose a topic for the ReACT Gallery at any time and are encouraged to add their voice to the discussion through partnering on upcoming exhibitions and through the InterACT space in the Gallery. 


2018-2019 ReACT Gallery Schedule

re-Imagining Leopold - August 20 – September 14, 2018

Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers - October 22 – November 16, 2018

Joy - January 14 – February 8, 2018 


2017-2018 ReACT Gallery Schedule

Leadership September 5 – September 29, 2017

WaterOctober 23 – November 17, 2017

Green DotJanuary 22 – February 16, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers: Mass Shootings in the U.S. - February 21 - March 9, 2018

First Amendment - April 2 – April 27, 2018


The ReACT Gallery is presented by University Museums in partnership with the Offices of the Vice President for Research, the Senior Vice President for University Services, and the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. If you have questions about the ReACT Gallery or would like to be involved, please contact Nancy Gebhart at 

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