The Gallery and The Pioneer Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Union, display art exhibits that include regional artists as well as student and juried exhibits. New exhibits are rotated every four to six weeks. Because both rooms double as meeting rooms, please call (515) 296-6848 for open viewing times between 8am and 8pm daily.
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 at 515.294.0971
August 10-October 19 in the Gallery
Fresh Fotos: My First Year Experience
During the fall of 2013, a group of freshmen were given digital cameras to document their first year at Iowa State. Five images from each student will be exhibited depicting class, residence halls, friends, athletic events, changing seasons and ISU’s scenic campus. .
Check out all photos HERE.
October 2, 2014-January 20,2015 in the Pioneer Room
Jeremy Downs: Fragile Foundations
Exploring the relationship between structure and its direct surroundings Downs photographically depicts a desolate world of architectural landscapes and forgotten facades. In this body of work, he focuses primarily on the inanimate, while highlighting each subject’s essence via use of color and subtle digital editing techniques. Pieces spanning the Midwest to the West Coast, USA will be highlighted.
Downs is an Ames native and works as a graphic
designer in Des Moines.
October 23-December 9 in the Gallery
Studies in Creativity
Compelling, passionate, humorous, complex, vivacious, moving and always imaginative, this exhibit has something for everyone. “Studies” is the annual fall juried exhibit featuring emerging student artists.
Entry information HERE
Reception & Awards November 4 at 6pm
July-December 2014 in the Multicultural Center
Kaukab Barni Merchant: Painting as Beauty and Healing
Bringing both realism and abstraction to collage, Kaukab calls her work “Combined Paintings.” Using traditional Pakistani motifs, embroidery, delicate fabric patterns and painting, she creates rich, textural forms balanced throughout areas of smoothness and color. Examining the good and bad of relationships – as a daughter, sister, wife, stranger and friend – Kaukab uses the layers of collage to express conflicting feelings of her place in this world.
Kaukab is originally from Pakistan and received her Bachelor of Art from Karachi University. She has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards for her work.