Week of September 18, 2017

Untitled, 2017 by Mickalene Thomas
Mixed Media (UV ink, acrylic paint, oil paint, oil stick, glitter, rhinestones, gold leaf)
Contemporary African-American artist Mickalene Thomas, was commissioned for a mural installed within a residence hall at Iowa State University. The commission, which was initiated two years ago, was part of a recently repealed Art in State Buildings program. The program had previously required public buildings to use one-half of one percent of the building's budget to commission fine art. Read the Iowa State Daily article here.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
University Museums opened reACT gallery in the Reiman Gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum at Morrill Hall with the intention 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.

On Friday, Sept. 8, the reACT gallery opened its doors to allow Iowa State students to express their feelings about President Trump's recent announcement of the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Read more here.
Did you know there is a monthly free yoga class offered at the Christian Petersen Art Museum? This class for all ages will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness.

The next class is offered Wednesday, October 11 from 5:30 - 6:30PM. You can catch a few photos from the Iowa State Daily dropping by  here.

Photo by University Museums intern Aspen Pflanz.
Approximately 200 friends of University Museums visited last weekend's artist's reception and conversation with Amy N. Worthen.

If you weren't able to make it, the show is open through December 17 at the Brunnier Art Museum. In addition, the publication  Amy N. Worthen: The World in Perspective was produced to coincide with the artist's retrospective exhibition.

Written by Lea Rosson DeLong and Amy N. Worthen, with remarks by Lynette L. Pohlman, University Museums Director and Adrienne Gennett, Assistant Curator of Collections and Education, t his 110 page soft cover publication includes over 145 images. 
Price: $40 + s/h

For publication inquiries, contact University Museums Office, 515-294-3342 or email  sklarson@iastate.edu.

Photo by University Museums intern Charlie Coffey.
All are invited to the Game Art vs. Art Game exhibition for the Women's and Gender Studies program kickoff of their 40th anniversary year-long celebration. A brief program begins at 6 pm.
ARTIST'S RECEPTION
OCTOBER 10, 7-8:30 PM  |  BRUNNIER ART MUSEUM
Join us in celebrating Rose Frantzen and the 39 portraits included in the Faces of Iowa State exhibition currently on view in the Brunnier Art Museum. These new paintings completed over the past 14 months celebrate the tradition and the impact of portraiture at ISU and show the development of ISU as a story of democracy where the vision, dreams, and actions of individual people play a vital role in how our collective identity is shaped. Brief remarks by University Museums Director Lynette Pohlman will begin at 7:30. Light refreshments.
For hours, locations and upcoming exhibit information, 

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