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Brunnier Art Museum
Fine Arts | Museum Studies
In preparation for the year-long celebration of University Museums 40th anniversary in 2015, it became clear early on that there needed to also be a celebration of the arts and significant artists of Iowa. When University Museums was first conceived in the early 1970s there was no acknowledged agreement that the institution would collect, or make it a point to collect, Iowa artists. As we look back today, 40 years later, we realize that University Museums’ collection of Iowa artists has become significant and, as time passed, a collection we sought to grow and develop in its breadth and wealth.
Gennett, Adrienne; Pohlman, Lynette; and Iowa State University Museums, "40/40" (2015). University Museums Exhibition Guides. 9.