University Museums, Iowa State University

University Museums, Iowa State University The University Museums consist of the Brunnier Art Museum, Farm House Museum, the Art on Campus Program, the Christian Petersen Art Museum, and the Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden.

Brunnier Art Museum Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 - 4:00 Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 Closed Mondays Christian Petersen Art Museum Monday - Friday 11:00 - 4:00 Farm House Museum Monday - Friday 12:00 - 4:00

While Vivian Maier’s square-format black-and-white images became beloved worldwide after their posthumous exhibition i...
11/16/2018
Vivian Maier’s Never-Before-Seen Color Photography

While Vivian Maier’s square-format black-and-white images became beloved worldwide after their posthumous exhibition in 2011, her color photographs have remained a mystery, until now. #VivianMaier #ScenesFromChicago #FiftiesInFullColor

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What the new “Color Work” tells us about her life—and what still remains unknown.

As we celebrate Veterans Day today, we honor those who have served our county just as ISU's own Christen Petersen did wi...
11/12/2018

As we celebrate Veterans Day today, we honor those who have served our county just as ISU's own Christen Petersen did with "Men of Two Wars," 1942.

By the time World War II broke out, Christian Petersen had been teaching at Iowa State for about seven years, long enough to understand and lament the effect this war was going to have on his students. His studio in what was then Veterinary Quadrangle (now Lagomarcino Hall) was the only classroom on campus where both the radio and the coffee pot were always on. With his students there, he would have followed the daily broadcasts of the war news, perhaps often feeling acutely the burdens that many of them would encounter because of the conflict. Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 brought war to America, Petersen began work on a sculpture that would express the awful continuity from World War I to World War II.

He revived an earlier sculptural idea that he had used in "Carry On," in which a dying young soldier lifts a torch to pass on to other fighters. Now he joined the figure of that young man, a World War I doughboy, with a second one, a G.I. of World War II. Eliminating the torch, Petersen makes his point by placing the G.I. beside the soldier from the earlier war, ready to carry on the renewed struggle. Both soldiers look outward, the doughboy straining to lift his head, the G.I. with a grim and determined focus.

UPDATE - DUE TO A STAFFING ISSUE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.DID YOU KNOW...Curtiss Hall was originally planned to be ...
11/12/2018

UPDATE - DUE TO A STAFFING ISSUE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

DID YOU KNOW...
Curtiss Hall was originally planned to be built 100 feet west of its current place? Plans were changed after opposition to placing a building in the center of the beautiful campus lawn was voiced.

Want to learn more about the history of Curtiss Hall, how much it has transformed from its original design and all of its architectural details? Join the University Museum's Interpretation Specialist David Faux on Tuesday, November 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the fourth program in our series The Art of Historic Renovation and Cultural Preservation. The tour gets started inside the Harl Commons.

Photo courtesy of ISU Library/University Archives.

We're getting the Farm House Museum ready for the holiday season! #DeckTheHalls  #TisTheSeason #MoreTwinkleLights  #Yule...
11/07/2018

We're getting the Farm House Museum ready for the holiday season! #DeckTheHalls #TisTheSeason #MoreTwinkleLights #YuletideAtTheFarmHouse

Only a select few are privileged to see the seemingly mundane strips of masking tape, stamps with mysterious numbers, an...
11/06/2018
The Secrets Hidden on the Backs of Famous Artworks

Only a select few are privileged to see the seemingly mundane strips of masking tape, stamps with mysterious numbers, and crossed-out titles, knowing that they are privy to an art history uncharted in textbooks.
#BSides #VersoOfAPainting #ArtWorldSubculture

http://bit.ly/2JIuKC8

There’s a whole history of art most viewers never get to see. These experts are decoding the clues left on the backs of paintings.

Cocktails & Canapés ReceptionNovember 2, 2018Christian Petersen Art Museum
11/05/2018

Cocktails & Canapés Reception
November 2, 2018
Christian Petersen Art Museum

11/02/2018
Cocktails and Canapés is going on now through 7 pm at the Christian Petersen Art Museum! #MidMod #JelloRing  #VodkaGiml...
11/02/2018

Cocktails and Canapés is going on now through 7 pm at the Christian Petersen Art Museum! #MidMod #JelloRing #VodkaGimlet

The newest addition to the Art on Campus Collection is called "Rhythms - Bean Fields at Sunset" by Rose Frantzen and is ...
11/01/2018

The newest addition to the Art on Campus Collection is called "Rhythms - Bean Fields at Sunset" by Rose Frantzen and is located at the Advanced Teaching & Research Building (ATRB). A reception was held on October 31, 2018 to introduce the painting to the ISU community and celebrate the artist. #IowaSoybeans #ISUCALS #CALSProud #ArtOnCampus #UniversityMuseums

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11/01/2018
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When you look at a list of top haunted, or ghost-infested places to visit, Iowa State University's Farm House is not on the top of the list.

It's one of our most popular events, so don't miss out on tonight's Ghost Stories of Iowa State. Join storyteller David ...
10/31/2018

It's one of our most popular events, so don't miss out on tonight's Ghost Stories of Iowa State. Join storyteller David Faux at 7 pm at Science Hall 0102 for an evening of historic and haunted stories... Did you ever wonder who may be lurking around your lecture hall? #HistoryLegendLore #SpookyStories #HalloweenNight #IAintAfraidOfNoGhosts

10/31/2018
These Artists Are Carving Intricate, Art-Historical Pumpkins

For centuries, artists have honed their craft by copying the challenging works of masters. But an even greater challenge, it seems, would be to painstakingly replicate Vincent van Gogh’s swirling trees or Salvador Dalí’s melting clocks in the flesh of a pumpkin.
#CopyingTheMasters #OutOfMyLeague #HappyHalloween
http://bit.ly/2qmK6Ua

The Brooklyn artists of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers create innovative jack-o-lanterns each Halloween, drawing inspiration from art history and pop culture.

Variations on a theme...As Apple introduces a new product today, they let their artists create custom logos to celebrate...
10/30/2018
Apple introduces custom logos for their 30th October special event

Variations on a theme...
As Apple introduces a new product today, they let their artists create custom logos to celebrate. The logotypes come across various styles and palettes, and every time you refresh the page, a new one is uploaded.
#CanYouGuessTheStyle #370Designs #HappyAccident

http://bit.ly/2P14oB2

Refresh as many times as you can, these Apple logos are magnificent.

FARM HOUSE EXHIBITION CLOSING WEDNESDAY"In Focus," the current exhibition at the Farm House Museum, will close on Wednes...
10/29/2018

FARM HOUSE EXHIBITION CLOSING WEDNESDAY

"In Focus," the current exhibition at the Farm House Museum, will close on Wednesday, October 31. The exhibition displays the Farm House Museum’s collection of early photography, defining the various photographic processes from the 1800s and shows what photography looked like in its early years.

The Farm House Museum is open Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Visit for additional details: http://bit.ly/2RistQC

It's National Cat Day and we can't let it pass by without highlighting "Circle Cat" by Gwynn Murrill. "Circle Cat" keeps...
10/29/2018

It's National Cat Day and we can't let it pass by without highlighting "Circle Cat" by Gwynn Murrill. "Circle Cat" keeps watch over the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital at the Vet Med Complex and is in the Art on Campus Collection.
#NationalCatDay #CircleCat #BronzeIsMyColor #ArtOnCampus #UniversityMuseums

With assistance from the @Iowa State University Facilities Planning & Management, e+l+e+m+e+n+t+a+l, the artwork in the ...
10/26/2018

With assistance from the @Iowa State University Facilities Planning & Management, e+l+e+m+e+n+t+a+l, the artwork in the entryway of Hach Hall, received new LED lighting this week.

e+l+e+m+e+n+t+a+l by Norie Sato, 2010
Part of the Art on Campus Collection

EXHIBITION OPENS TODAY!Design for a Modern Life:Decorative Arts & Fashion in the Mid-CenturyChristen Petersen Art Museum...
10/25/2018

EXHIBITION OPENS TODAY!
Design for a Modern Life:
Decorative Arts & Fashion in the Mid-Century
Christen Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

#MidMod #AmericanDreams #SneakPeak #CPAM

10/24/2018

Installation process of our upcoming exhibition “Designed for a Modern Life” opening tomorrow at the Christian Petersen Art Museum and the Textiles and Clothing Museum in Morrill Hall!

"There’s more and more scientific proof that art therapy is good for your physical health. It increases our level of c...
10/23/2018
Doctors in Quebec Will Soon Prescribe Museum Visits as Medicine

"There’s more and more scientific proof that art therapy is good for your physical health. It increases our level of cortisol and our level of serotonin. We secrete hormones when we visit a museum and these hormones are responsible for our well-being." http://bit.ly/2Si1FS2

The pilot program employs art to relieve a variety of physical and mental illnesses.

ART WALK: Mystery & SurprisesWednesday, October 24 @ noon-1 PMThe nights are getting longer and a chill is setting in ac...
10/23/2018

ART WALK: Mystery & Surprises
Wednesday, October 24 @ noon-1 PM

The nights are getting longer and a chill is setting in across campus. Join us as we explore art that startles, surprises and tricks. You may just come away with some treats as well. Meet inside the south entrance of the Molecular Biology Building (facing Pammel Drive).
#SneakPeek #UMArtWalk #NeverStopLearning

Behind the scenes on the assembly of the artwork for the new Advanced Teaching & Research Building (ATRB) by Ball-Nogues...
10/19/2018

Behind the scenes on the assembly of the artwork for the new Advanced Teaching & Research Building (ATRB) by Ball-Nogues Studio in Los Angeles

#ArtOnCampus #ComingSoon #BiggerThanABreadbox #UniversityMuseums #OverTheMountain

Photos courtesy of Ball-Nogues Studio.

Tomorrow is the last day for the exhibition Unpacked: Refugee Baggage by Mohamad Hafez at the Christian Petersen Art Mus...
10/18/2018

Tomorrow is the last day for the exhibition Unpacked: Refugee Baggage by Mohamad Hafez at the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall. The museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The uniquely beautiful and delicate creations tell the stories of people forced to flee their homes, their culture, their families and how America became their new home, a place where they hoped to escape the constant fear or war and death. #WhatWouldYouTake #ADifferentPerspective #HearTheirStories

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to experience Iowa State's campus. Be sure to explore many of the public works o...
10/17/2018

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to experience Iowa State's campus. Be sure to explore many of the public works of art installed outside across campus and delight in the colors provided by mother nature. Pictured here (lower right of image) is Border Crossing by Luis Jimenez, outside of Lebaron Hall.

Learn more about the specific trees planted on campus with the ISU Landscape Maps at http://bit.ly/2pZavXC
#FallColors #AChillInTheAir #ArtOnCampus #SeasonsChange #TakeAWalk #EnjoyTheScenery

University Museums, Iowa State University
10/16/2018

University Museums, Iowa State University

DID YOU KNOW...
Catt Hall was built in 1892 and was originally called Agricultural Hall. The ground-level exterior of the building was built to allow one to drive a team of horses in, unload horticultural supplies into the basement, and drive out the other side.

Want to learn more about the history of Catt Hall, its many uses over the years and all of its architectural details? Join the University Museum's Interpretation Specialist David Faux on Thursday, October 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the third program in our series The Art of Historic Renovation and Cultural Preservation. The tour gets started at the Plaza of Heroines.

Photo courtesy of ISU Library/University Archives.

DID YOU KNOW...Catt Hall was built in 1892 and was originally called Agricultural Hall. The ground-level exterior of the...
10/16/2018

DID YOU KNOW...
Catt Hall was built in 1892 and was originally called Agricultural Hall. The ground-level exterior of the building was built to allow one to drive a team of horses in, unload horticultural supplies into the basement, and drive out the other side.

Want to learn more about the history of Catt Hall, its many uses over the years and all of its architectural details? Join the University Museum's Interpretation Specialist David Faux on Thursday, October 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for the third program in our series The Art of Historic Renovation and Cultural Preservation. The tour gets started at the Plaza of Heroines.

Photo courtesy of ISU Library/University Archives.

The Museum Curator's Associates got a behind-the-scenes, sneak peek yesterday at the newest Art on Campus installation L...
10/12/2018

The Museum Curator's Associates got a behind-the-scenes, sneak peek yesterday at the newest Art on Campus installation Lily Pavilion. This new sculpture installation is located in the south greenspace, adjacent to Sukup End Zone. The plaza, which replaces a former parking lot, visually links Jack Trice Stadium to Reiman Gardens and will provide a gathering space for receptions, concerts, and other special events.

Iowa Artists David Dahlquist and Matt Niebur were also on hand to share their creative process and the construction details. Lily Pavilion was inspired by the "Victoria Lily" a unique aquatic plant specimen sometimes cultivated in Lake Helen at Reiman Gardens.
#ArtOnCampus #ReimanGardens #LilyPavilion #IowaArtists #LookCloser #IowaState

PROGRAM NOTE:The Artful Yoga class that was scheduled for October 10 at the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hal...
10/09/2018

PROGRAM NOTE:
The Artful Yoga class that was scheduled for October 10 at the Christian Petersen Art Museum in Morrill Hall has been canceled. All additional classes have also been canceled; we apologize for the inconvenience.

Dr. Katherine Richardson-Bruna, associate professor in the School of Education, led a seminar yesterday about understand...
10/08/2018

Dr. Katherine Richardson-Bruna, associate professor in the School of Education, led a seminar yesterday about understanding perceptions and learning empathy for refugees. She utilized the Unpacked: Refugee Baggage exhibition at the Christian Petersen Art Museums to help inspire participants, many of whom are future teachers.

The anonymous street artist known as Banksy just pulled off one of the greatest pranks ever seen in the art world: one o...
10/08/2018
Banksy Artwork 'Self-Destructs' After Selling for $1.4M at Auction

The anonymous street artist known as Banksy just pulled off one of the greatest pranks ever seen in the art world: one of his paintings was sold for nearly $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London last week, and immediately after being sold, the painting self-destructed. #TheyGotBanksyed #GoingGoingGone #WhatsYourReturnPolicy

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The anonymous street artist known as Banksy just pulled off one of the greatest pranks ever seen in the art world: one of his paintings was sold for

Each work of art in the exhibition Unpacked: Refugee Baggage is a chance for viewers to better empathize and come to und...
10/05/2018

Each work of art in the exhibition Unpacked: Refugee Baggage is a chance for viewers to better empathize and come to understand the struggles of individuals, to eliminate the stigma, and to truly see the people who carry the stamp of refugee. Join us on Oct. 11 at 4 pm in the Christian Petersen Art Museum (1017 Morrill Hall) where ISU faculty, staff, and students will share their own personal narratives on the refugee experience, allowing their lived experiences to further understanding, empathy, and inclusion at Iowa State.

Rabbits were on the move today in Reiman Gardens as Deborah Masouka's Rabbit Hill (painted bronze, 2005) was reinstalled...
10/04/2018

Rabbits were on the move today in Reiman Gardens as Deborah Masouka's Rabbit Hill (painted bronze, 2005) was reinstalled. The three-piece sculpture was removed two years ago for cleaning and relocation. Special thanks to the staff Iowa State University Facilities Planning & Management for their assistance with the project.

Each sculpture weighs in at 150 pounds and is 3 ½ feet tall. They were created to be two faced, with one menacing eye and one welcoming eye. This explores the contrast between how we typically see rabbits (as soft, vulnerable creatures) and as they really can be (ravenous garden predators, capable of causing a garden's destruction).

Rabbit Hill is part of the ISU Art on Campus Collection and was an Iowa Art in State Buildings Project for Reiman Gardens.

JOB OPENING! Educator of Visual Literacy and LearningIowa State University Title: Program Coordinator I Appointment Type...
10/01/2018

JOB OPENING! Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning

Iowa State University Title: Program Coordinator I
Appointment Type: Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date: January 14, 2019
Pay Grade: 33, Salary commensurate with qualifications
Full-Time

The University Museums at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) is seeking candidates for an Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning. The Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning will develop and implement all aspects of integrated visual learning/literacy programs that incorporate a multi-faceted approach of instruction to Iowa State University faculty and students. Programs will involve in-class instruction, curriculum development, utilization of art objects, as well as utilization of the Art on Campus Program, Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Anderson Sculpture Garden, and Farm House Museum and their resources. The Educator will work to establish instructional partnerships between University Museums and all Iowa State University colleges and targeted departments, as well as targeted external audiences. The Educator will strategically develop and plan the overall University Museums’ educational programs and projects with the University Museums’ staff, who will also assist in implementation of educational programs and initiatives. This position requires the candidate to have excellent communication skills. The Educator works with the University Museums Director to realize current and future museums goals and supervises the Interpretation Specialist.
The successful candidate should have knowledge in museums and museum education, art history, history, visual arts, public art, communications, and visual literacy.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Preferred Education and Experience: Major course work in art, art history, museum studies, and art education. Training or experience that demonstrates knowledge of current visual literacy and learning methodologies and techniques and other museum education practices.
Additional Information: The candidate will staff University Museums’ facilities on campus, events, and programs including frequent nights and weekends. The position requires local and occasional regional travel.

Apply by October 29, 2018 at https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/36368

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