Student Activities Center

Current Exhibits

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. Both spaces are used for meetings and events, so viewing times vary between 8am and 8pm daily. Please call (515) 296-6848 for open viewing times, especially if you are making a special trip to see the exhibits.

Works are for sale.  For more information contact Letitia Kenemer.


Emily Kobliska Exhibit at the MU


November 15, 2019 - February 3, 2020 in the Pioneer Room

Emily Kobliska: Layers - A Collection  

Kobliska's artwork highlights the hidden splendor found in depreciating buildings, discarded photographs, quiet landscapes, and forgotten farms and small towns. Using layers of discarded papers, acrylic, images transfer and epoxy resin, Kobliska echoes the complexity of the subjects themselves.  At first these pieces of history display signs of hardship, but Kobliska unearths their raw beauty and embedded stories.





Brent Herrig Spoonfuls Exhibit



December 11, 2019 - February 16, 2020 in the Gallery

Brent Herrig: Spoonfuls of Inspiration

Everyone who works in the culinary scene has a favorite spoon. In this series from New York City-based photographer Brent Herrig, chefs, bartenders and baristas create abstract self-portraits using this indispensable tool and the ingredients that inspire them. 










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