This fall, University Museums at Iowa State University is offering many free programs and events. All events are open to the public and are relevant to exhibitions at the Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, Anderson Sculpture Garden and the Art on Campus Collection.
“Program offerings this semester include a range of experiences,” said Lilah Anderson, University Museums Curator of Education. “Whether you frequent museums or have never stepped into a gallery, there is something for you. This semester there are many cross-disciplinary topics. The breadth of activities shows how many ways there are to interact with a community museum space.”
Programming made possible through support from the Kathy and John Howell Art Enrichment Program, the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President for the Division of Operations and Finance.
August 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum and Anderson Sculpture Garden
Interact with Charles Ginnever’s sculptures from multiple perspectives. Enjoy the start of the Fall semester with refreshments and conversation; experience both exhibitions
by the renowned sculptor.
August 29, 2021, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Brunnier Art Museum
Journey through the exhibition Arte Cubano and learn about the varied artistic expressions found in contemporary Cuban art. Discover the diverse cultural blend
of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences that make Cuban art unique. Sunday Tours are thirty-minute highlight tours of the University Museums collection.
August 31, 2021, 8:00 PM
Location: Farm House Museum west lawn
Hosted by the University Museums’ interns! In conjunction with the exhibition Flicker and Flame, this exciting movie chronicles three brilliant visionaries who set off in a charged battle for the future of electrical lighting. It’s the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Be sure to arrive early to set up your blanket or lawn chair and get some ice cream from the ISU Creamery!
September 2, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Student Innovation Center Interior Courtyard
Experience the newly installed public art of award-winning artist Catherine Widgery as the light changes from day to dusk; twilight is a perfect time. Join in activities
inspired by the art and enjoy pizza and refreshments. Make a letterpress print & a craft.
September 8, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Border Crossing sculpture by Luis Jiménez, central campus
Art influences society by changing opinions, imparting values, and translating many different experiences through space and time. The Art on Campus Collection is
over 2,500 works of art. This Art Walk will explore how the fusion of cultures has influenced the Art on Campus Collection.
Dr. Sebastian Braun is Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology
September 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Brunnier Art Museum
Gain a unique perspective from Anne Pagel, the curator of the private lender’s collection, as she discusses the artists included in Arte Cubano. This gallery
walk will guide visitors through the museum to explore the diverse art and artists in the exhibition.
September 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum
Take in the exhibition Ginnever: Folded Forms with Curator Anne Pagel as she explores the life and work of renowned Modern sculptor Charles Ginnever.
Please see the University Museums website for a complete listing of programs and events that are offered throughout the semester!