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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.

Leslie Leavenworth Exhibit at the Iowa State Memorial Union
April 23-June 28 in the Pioneer Room


Leslie Leavenworth: Rhythms and Hues

Leavenworth is experimental in her paintings, trying a variety of subjects and media including pencil, charcoal, pastels, oils and acrylics.  A nature lover with a sense of playfulness, her work is an eclectic mix of landscapes, portraits and abstracts.  Although much of her work is representational, she has been experimenting with “colorscapes,” studies in color relationships, texture and design.  

Leavenworth lives and paints in Des Moines.  She is an active participant in the Saturday Sketch Club, and exhibits her work throughout Iowa.





Joe Lauer Exhibit at the Iowa State Memorial Union


May 6-July 6 in the Gallery


Joe Lauer: This Land is My Land

Raised on an Iowa farm, Lauer’s work explores the intersections of family, environment, and contemporary agriculture. In his paintings, there is a juxtaposition of straightforward realism of figure in landscape with more symbolic investigations about the Midwest and America today.

Lauer is an Art Professor at National park Community College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.





Kathy Leonard: Women of Silver and Tin Exhibit at the Iowa State Memorial Union


January-July 2015

in the Multicultural Center


Kathy Leonard:
Women of Silver and Tin: Photographs and Testimonies from the Bolivian Mines 

Taken from 2004-2008, these photos show women miners at various stages of their lives and working at a variety of jobs related to the tin and 

silver mining industry in four Bolivian towns. The images portray the reality of their lives and the silent desperation of their existence along with excerpts of interviews.

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