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  • Jan 23

    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 ...
  • Jan 23

    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...
  • Jan 23

    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...
  • Jan 23

    Mythical Bounty: Glass Sculptures by Amber Cowan

    • Wed / January 19, 2022 Sun / May 15, 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...
  • Jan 23

    Joshua Sinclair in the Goldfinch Room

    • Sun / January 23, 2022
    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Stephens Auditorium, ISU Campus

    • The Goldfinch Room returns to the Stephens Auditorium stage on Jan. 23 with Des Moines native Joshua Sinclair. Sinclair will perform on the stage with the audience seated in the theater house to maint...
  • Jan 26

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    • Wed / January 26, 2022
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Stephens Auditorium, ISU Campus

    • Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Ames’ golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “...
  • Jan 27

    Dollar Days

    • Thu / January 27, 2022 Sun / January 30, 2022
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Downtown Ames

    • Dollar Days in Downtown Ames is a semi-annual sale held by businesses in the Downtown district. Not only will you find great deals, you’ll be supporting the local community by shopping local! You’...
  • Jan 27

    Winter Hike

    • Thu / January 27, 2022
    • 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm / McFarland Park, 56461 180th St., Ames

    • Get out of the house with other outdoor enthusiasts, and explore local public areas this winter! Hikes begin at 1:30 p.m. and are expected to last no more than two hours. The hikes may vary from good ...