Arts and attractions

Fountain of the Four Seasons

Fountain of the Four Seasons sculpture by Christian Petersen.

Exhibits Calendar

Anderson Sculpture Garden | 联系

South of Morrill Hall, free

  • "Ginnever: Transforming Perspectives," through fall 2022

Brunnier Art Museum | 联系

Mondays and Tuesday: curriculum tours by appointment only; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-周日; closed on university holidays and during break, $8 suggested donation

  • "Studio to Contemporary Glass: 1960s to Today," through July 2022

    Christian Petersen Art Museum | 联系

    10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-周日, closed on university holidays and during break, $8 suggested donation

    • "Vibrant Matter," featuring works by Julie Chang, through July 22
    • “所有的罪恶... Christian Petersen and the Art of War," through July 22

    Farm House Museum | 联系

    Central campus, noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday when ISU is in session, $8 suggested donation

    • "Arts and Craftsman: Simplicity, Honesty, and Truth to Materials," through Oct. 2022

    Gallery 181 | 515-294-7428

    College of Design, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, free

    纪念联盟 | 联系

    纪念联盟 Art Gallery, 1568 纪念联盟, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. 周日

    • "Jazz Impressions," works by Joanie McGinnis
      Reception, June 12, 2-4 p.m.

    公园图书馆 | 联系

    Special Collections and University Archives, 403 公园图书馆, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday (reading room is closed Fridays as of Oct. 11),免费

    • "A 首页 Away From 首页: The George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center," an exhibition to recognize the 2020 50th Anniversary of the George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center
    • Online exhibits: 档案.自由

    Throughout 公园图书馆

    • "Art in Parks," features contemporary women artists, ongoing

    Reiman花园 | 联系

    10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 每日(10月. 1-April 30), $11 (youth $6, free for members)

    • ”刘易斯 & Art," exhibition featuring large-scale mixed-media sculptures by artist Dale Lewis, through Oct. 9

    Garden Room Gallery

    • "Hygge Pix," photography by Linda Wendt, Winner of the 2021 Volunteer Photography Contest

    Hughes Conservatory

    • "The Botanical Boudoir," through May 21

      Textiles and Clothing Museum, Mary Alice Gallery | 联系

      1015 Morrill Hall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, free

      • "Fashion and Womanhood: A History of Agency, Oppression, and Intersectionality," opens April 2022


      Campus attractions


      Best public rose garden

      宝盈集团bbin的 Reiman花园 has been named the best public rose garden in the U.S.

      Most beautiful campus

      宝盈集团bbin的 campus includes over 2,500 public works of art and was rated as one of America's 25 most beautiful in the book, The Campus as a Work of Art.

      The Stanton Memorial Carillon

      的10-bell 钟琴 chime installed in the Campanile in 1899 was the first scientifically tuned bell chime outside of England; the 钟琴 has 50 bells today.

      Building of the 20th Century

      宝盈集团bbin的 Stephens Auditorium was named Iowa's "Building of the 20th Century" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 宝盈集团bbin的章.

      Most Grant Wood murals

      Iowa State has the largest Grant Wood murals in the nation, including two WPA projects located in 公园图书馆 -- "Breaking the Sod" and "When Tillage Begins, Other Arts Follow."

      Seamless curtain

      The main stage curtain in Stephens Auditorium is seamless, made entirely of silk, measures 85 by 35 feet and weighs 3,000磅. It was woven in Kyoto, Japan, on the world's largest continuous loom.

      Accredited museum

      The University Museums at Iowa State is one of only 10 percent of museums in the nation to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.

      Medallion site

      宝盈集团bbin的 central campus was one of only three university campuses to make the American Society of Landscape Architect's 1999 centennial listing of "Medallion Sites."

      Most Christian Petersen sculptures

      Iowa State holds the nation's largest campus public collection of sculptures by Christian Petersen, who was artist-in-residence from 1934 to 1955.

      University Museums' Collection

      You can take a virtual look at the University Museums’ Collection of over 30,000 objects Digital Art on Campus project.