Rotating exhibits are hosted in the Gallery and Pioneer Room, both located on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union. Shows include regional artists as well as student juried exhibits. The Gallery and Pioneer Room are both used as meeting spaces, so viewing times vary between 8am and 10pm daily. Please call (515) 296-6848 for open viewing times, especially if you are making a special trip to see the exhibits.
The Multicultural Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union. Exhibits embrace, express, and celebrate the diverse cultures of Iowa State University and create a welcoming space for students and the community. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am–11pm, Friday from 8am–5pm and Sunday from 5–11pm during the fall and spring semester. Summer hours are Monday through Friday from 10am–5pm.
Works are for sale. For more information contact Letitia Kenemer.
February 4 - March 20, 2017 in the Pioneer Room
Juried by New York ceramic artist Jonathan Castro, this exhibit features diverse artwork by ISU students. Inspiration statements written by each artist accompany artwork.
Reception February 4 at 6pm.
December 10-March 26, 2017 in the Gallery
John Phillip Davis: Works Complete & Other Fictions
Building texture through multiple layers of acrylic, John Phillip Davis creates non-objective paintings with complex surfaces. Due to the textural nature, there is a sculptural feel to his two-dimensional works. Although there is a sense that the painting process is left to chance, Davis uses memory and gravity, tonal and atmospheric influences to guide the work. His work is meticulous, down to the canvas edge.
January-June 2017 in the Multicultural Center
The Students of Urban Leadership: Photographs by Jami Milne
Urban Leadership is committed to empowering students on their journey to becoming community-based activists. These images were taken in 2016, and students were asked to write an accompanying statement ensuring the viewers understood they had a greater story to tell.