Iowa State University has a long tradition of commissioning portraits, beginning in the 1930s. Continuing this tradition, Iowa artist Rose Frantzen was commissioned to paint portraits of impactful Iowa State University alumni, faculty, staff, and friends resulting in the 39 portraits on display today. Faces of Iowa State celebrates the tradition and the impact of portraiture at Iowa State University and shows the development of Iowa State as a story of democracy where the vision, dreams, and actions of individual people play a vital role in how our collective identity is shaped.
Brunnier Art Museum, ISU Aug 21 - Dec 8, 2017
Maquoketa Art Experience Dec 9, 2017 - Feb 12, 2018
Muscatine Art Center Feb 15 - Apr 15, 2018
Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji Apr 26 - Jun 23, 2018
Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge Aug 4 - Oct 14, 2018
Harvester Artspace Lofts Exhibit Gallery, Council Bluffs Nov 4 – Dec 31, 2018
Faces of Iowa State is organized by University Museums with major support from: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, ISU Extension and Outreach, University Library, Office of the Vice President for Research, and University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.