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.
January 24-March 9, 2015 in the Pioneer Room
Art Inspired Student Juried Exhibit
A juried exhibition with diverse media and a wide range of themes reflecting the current work of ISU students. Displayed artwork has a statement from each artist describing their inspiration for creating the piece. Juried by Brian Roberts.
Best of Show: Alex Mykris, Senior in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
“Clam Jar” (Ceramic)
Merit Award: Caroline Freese, Junior in Integrated Studio Arts
“Master Collage: James Jean” (Paper)
Merit Award: Madison Haws, Senior in Integrated Studio Arts
“Blonde Pixie Portrait” (Digital Painting)
Merit Award: Calee Himes, Graduate Student in Graphic Design
“Formerly Occupied Spaces” (Digital Drawing, Photography & Collage)
Honorable Mention: Caleb Henkelman, Junior in Pre-Integrated Studio Arts
Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Ellis, Senior in Marketing
Purchase Award: Sodam Lee, Graduate Student in Integrated Studio Arts
“Heavy Shoulder” (Digital Photography)
February 12 - March 30 in the Gallery
David Boelter: Arbitrated Grounds
Boelter uses metal, wood, resin, clay and other materials to illustrate how human actions and behaviors influence the function of bodies of water and land. There is a kinetic beauty in clusters of wind turbines sweeping across a landscape that provide graceful and rhythmic movement. There is a sculptural elegance in the fingerprint pattern of agricultural terracing as it crawls across an Iowa field. Observe how living in a contemporary industrialized society, humans modifications of the land drive specific environmental change.
Boelter teaches sculpture, ceramics, drawing and art history at Buena Vista University and resides in Alta, Iowa.
March 13 - April 20 in the Pioneer Room
Focus Grant Exhibit
Students apply for funding for creative projects outside of class work, and the annual exhibit showcases the visual art component of the program. Highlights this year include a Rube Goldberg inspired dress, 30 encaustic panels, and digitally printed fabric based on eagle feather patterns.
Reception April 8 at 6pm
April 3 - May 3 in the Gallery
APEX Student Juried Exhibit
The final annual student exhibit of the school year is often one of the best! The cream of the crop in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, metals, woodworking and mixed media will be on display.
Reception April 8 at 6pm
Exhibit entry information available HERE
in the Multicultural Center
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.