Located on the top floor of the Schemen Building in the Iowa State Center, the Brunnier Art Museum is the state's only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection, and one of the nation's few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex. The decorative arts collection they donated, called the Brunnier Collection, is extensive, consisting of ceramics, glass, dolls, ivory, jade, and enameled metals. Other fine and decorative art objects form the University Art Collection. This collection includes prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets, wood objects, lacquered pieces, silver, and furniture. About eight to twelve annual changing exhibitions and permanent collection exhibitions provide educational opportunities for all ages -- from learning the history of a quilt hand-stitched over 100 years ago to discovering how scientists analyze the physical properties of artists' materials, such as glass or stone.
Other Art nearby:
(Ames) Brunnier Art Museum
(Des Moines) Karolyn Sherwood Gallery
(Des Moines) Padma Gallery
(Des Moines) Steven Vail Galleries
(Ames) Valerie Williams Co’Motion Dance Theater
(Ankeny) Walnut Street Gallery
07/07 Coming to The Ames area
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Jefferson Bell Tower Festival Jefferson IA June7-8 Jefferson's annual Festival promises a weekend full of family-friendly fun and entertainment. Nestled in the middle of Greene County's county seat, the Festival is home to a broad spectrum of activities.
My Waterloo Days Festival Waterloo IA May30-June12 My Waterloo Days is a community-wide, annual festival organized by volunteers to showcase and celebrate Waterloo's cultural and recreational opportunities.
Newton Iowa Sculpture Festival Newton IA June14-16 The purpose and goal of the Iowa Sculpture Festival is to celebrate the development and growth of sculpture as an ultimate art form and to feature artists that create it.
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Farmington Strawberry Festival Farmington IA June14-16 Crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, and food booths are just a few of the things you will find lining the streets of the downtown area on these three days in June.