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. The Gallery and Pioneer Room are both used as meeting spaces, 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.
September 20 - November 12 in the Pioneer Room
Sarah Kargol: Circles of Thought
Kargol loves ephemera and all things vintage, paper and quirky. She creates "dots," or small pieces and parts out of paper, fabric, and thread. Combining and assembling these elements, Kargol creates mixed media compositions that she calls her poetry and voice.
October 10 - December 8, 2019 in the Gallery
Studies in Creativity
Compelling, passionate, humorous, complex, vivacious, moving and always imaginative, this exhibit features 36 works by emerging student artists in all media. Juried by Mary Jones, multimedia artist and 2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow.
Reception and Awards: Thursday, October 17 from 6:30-8pm
September 12 – October 30, 2019 in the Multicultural Center
Mextasy: Tex(T)-MEX Stereotypes in the 20th and 21st Century
Mextasy both reflects on and expands upon William "Memo" Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García's award-winning book Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture, the show also features works that are "xicanosmotic," or the fusion of cultures and histories of the US and Latin America.
Dr. Nericcio is the keynote speaker at The U.S. Latino/a Studies Program 25 Year Anniversary Symposium on Saturday, September 28.