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
November 7, 2013 - January 20, 2014 in the Pioneer Room
Paula Streeter: Fun Work
The work shown in this collection represents not only illustrations for the children’s book Unsure to Be Sure but also includes encaustic and felting used to inform the development of the book. When encountering a problem with any phase in the creating of Unsure, Streeter stepped into another media. Beeswax is tactile and allowed time for ideas and narrative to incubate. Felt harkened back to the child within.
Streeter is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at ISU and splits her time between Ames and Lake Park, Iowa
December 13 - March 31,2014 in the Gallery
Jacqueline Hudson-Roate: Three Hands for the Past, Present, and Future
January 24 - March 10, 2014 in the Pioneer Room
Art Inspired Exhibit
A juried exhibition with diverse media and a wide range of themes reflecting the current work of ISU students. Forty pieces will be chosen by an established Iowa artist. Displayed artwork will have a statement from each artist describing their inspiration for creating the piece.
Entry Information Available HERE.
July - December 2013 in the Multicultural Center
Jill Wells: The Cotton Memoirs
Inspired by a black and white historical photograph of slaves on a southern plantation, Wells began this series captivated by the look in a young girl’s eye standing centered in a cotton field. From mural sized paintings to small drawings, Wells examines African Americans throughout history and the idea of hope: from where it is derived, and finding the will to proceed inside hardship and tribulation.
Wells is a mural artist from Des Moines and holds a BFA in Painting from Drake University.