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Calendar of Events

  • May 21

    Studio to Contemporary Glass: 1960s to Today

    • Tue / September 7, 2021 Fri / July 1, 2022
    • All Day / Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Iowa State University

    • Studio glass in the United States is a relatively young artistic medium. Prior to the 1960s, glass could only be made in industrial or manufactory settings. The idea of an artist having a furnace and ...
  • May 21

    All the Evils… Christian Petersen and the Art of War

    • Tue / January 18, 2022 Fri / July 22, 2022
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 am / Christian Petersen Art Museum, ISU campus

    • Christian Petersen (1885-1961) was artist-in-residence at Iowa State University from 1934 to 1955.  He joined what was then called Iowa State College during the depths of the Great Depression. The co...
  • May 21

    Julie W Chang: Vibrant Matter exhibition

    • Tue / January 18, 2022 Fri / July 22, 2022
    • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm / Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall, ISU campus

    • Through this exhibition in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, layered patterns made from symbols of modern life appear in multiple series of her studio works spanning the past ten years. The artist w...
  • May 21

    Mythical Bounty: Glass Sculptures by Amber Cowan

    • Wed / January 19, 2022 Sun / June 12, 2022
    • All Day / Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, ISU campus

    • Amber Cowan creates intricately detailed glass sculptures that invite the viewer to look closely to discover hidden treasures and stories among the swirls, curls, leaves, and patterns. Inspired by the...
  • May 21

    “Lewis and Art” Exhibition

    • Mon / April 18, 2022 Sun / October 9, 2022
    • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd.

    • After leaving a career as an electrical technician and machinist, Minnesota artist Dale Lewis embarked on a new journey re-imagining scrap as art. Reiman Gardens is the first botanical garden to serve...
  • May 21

    Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games

    • Thu / May 19, 2022 Sat / May 21, 2022
    • All Day / Throughout Ames

    • The Summer Games are Special Olympics Iowa’s largest event of the year, with more than 2,600 athletes 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteers converging on the campus of Iowa State University. The three-...
  • May 21

    Ames Animal Shelter Microchip Clinic

    • Sat / May 21, 2022
    • 8:00 am – 11:00 am / Ames Water Plant, 1800 E. 13th St.

    • The Ames Animal Shelter has partnered for a second year with veterinary students from the ISU Shelter Medicine Club to host a microchip clinic for Ames dog and cat owners. As a convenience for pet own...
  • May 21

    Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

    • Sat / May 21, 2022
    • 8:00 am – 12:30 pm / Downtown Ames

    • Celebrate the bounty of the season! And enjoy entertainment from 9 a.m. to noon: Music by Alleygrass, and free Meyer’s Pony Rides for the kids.