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Coherence: An Immersive Laser Installation By Dan Corson, Dan Corson, Emily Morgan, Iowa West Foundation, Iowa State University Museums Jan 2015

Coherence: An Immersive Laser Installation By Dan Corson, Dan Corson, Emily Morgan, Iowa West Foundation, Iowa State University Museums

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For nearly 100 years, Iowa State University has been a leader in collecting public art and integrating it in to the campus experience. Part of the mission of the Christian Petersen Art Museum is to celebrate public art on campus and provide an environment and experience for learning about new public art and artists.


Illuminating Perception: Explorations Of Light And Shadow By Mac Adams, Mac Adams, Doug Jacobson, Emily Morgan Jan 2013

Illuminating Perception: Explorations Of Light And Shadow By Mac Adams, Mac Adams, Doug Jacobson, Emily Morgan

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The art of Mac Adams uses photography, sculpture, and installations.

His sculpture The Moth is in the permanent Art on Campus Collection with its site specific installation outside Coover Hall and the Department of Computer Engineering. The Moth is an organic form that interacts with the natural surroundings. As the focal point of the sculpture, the image of the moth is created through the negative forms of three marble slabs. The viewer has to find the optimum spatial position for the shape of a moth trapped in the square to visually form. The void of a moth is designed to ...


Polyphonic Abstraction: Paintings And Maquettes By Bill Barrett, Bill Barrett, John Cunnally Jan 2010

Polyphonic Abstraction: Paintings And Maquettes By Bill Barrett, Bill Barrett, John Cunnally

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The Christian Petersen Art Museum, the Byron and Elizabeth Anderson Sculpture Garden and the Art on Campus Collection synergistically function to create an aesthetic campus where the contemporary visual arts are intellectually and physically accessible. As new public art is commissioned by Iowa State, the sculpture garden and this museum bring enlightenment, enjoyment and understanding about the art and artists to the campus community.

The sculpture of internationally acclaimed artist Bill Barrett was first acquired for Iowa State’s Art on Campus Collection in 2007 for the Gerdin Building. A selection of Barrett’s sculptures was the inaugural exhibition in ...


Realitès: The Lyric Sculpture Of William King, William King, Lynette Pohlman, David Cohen, Iowa State University Museums Jan 2010

Realitès: The Lyric Sculpture Of William King, William King, Lynette Pohlman, David Cohen, Iowa State University Museums

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The Elizabeth and Bryon Anderson Sculpture Garden is located by the Christian Petersen Art Museum at historic Morrill Hall. The sculpture garden design incorporates changing exhibitions of sculpture, a gathering arena, and sidewalks and pathways. Planted with perennials, ground cover, shrubs, and flowering trees, the landscape design provides a distinctive setting for important twentieth and twenty-first century sculpture, primarily American.

The sculpture garden is adjacent to Iowa State’s 22-acre central campus. Iowa State’s first president Adonijah Welch (1821-1889; President 1868-83) envisioned a picturesque campus with a winding road encircling the college’s majestic buildings, vast lawns of green ...