The Christian Petersen Art Museum’s spring exhibition, Creating Global Understanding: World Languages and Cultures and University Museums, will showcase works of art from University Museums’ permanent collection and explore the ability of art to transcend cultures.
The exhibition was a collaboration between University Museums and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. It was co-curated by Adrienne Gennett, Associate Curator, University Museums and Dr. Michèle Schaal, Associate Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies.
“This exhibition aims to help students and visitors to start the process of becoming global citizens, traveling the world with eyes open to constantly learn from other cultures and other makers while also connecting their own cultural identities to those that they encounter,” said Adrienne Gennett, Associate Curator at University Museums. “To understand that while we are all very different, there are aspects of our world that are remarkably similar.”
The selected works of art were chosen to illustrate the diversity of University Museums’ permanent collection and highlight art from different cultures across the globe. Faculty members in the World Languages and Cultures Department wrote interpretations for selected works of art in order for viewers to develop a deeper understanding of the objects and to better understand cultures other than their own.
January 13 – July 31, 2020
Christian Petersen Art Museum
Hours: Weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; closed holidays and University breaks
Address: Campbell Gallery, 1017 Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa
Admission: Free; suggested donation of $3 per visitor.
Gallery guide available for purchase $3.00.
This exhibition was co-curated and organized by Adrienne Gennett, Associate Curator, University Museums and Dr. Michèle Schaal, Associate Professor of French and Women’s and Gender Studies. Generous support for this exhibition was given by the World Languages and Cultures Department, the American Indian Studies program, the International Studies program, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.