University Museums

Iowa Artists Collection

BROWSE Iowa Artists Collection
In 1975 University Museums did not initially plan an Iowa Artists Collection, but within five years it became apparent that this important artistic legacy needed to be addressed, both for Iowa State and the citizens of Iowa. As the Iowa Artist Collection grew through the exceptional generosity of donors and artists the Iowa Artists Collection became one of the most significant of University Museums’ collections. Artist included in the collection include those that were born and raised in Iowa, were educated in Iowa, and/or worked in Iowa for a period of time. There are now over 150 Iowa artists in the collection and over 2000 works of art by those artists spread throughout the campus.