University Museums

Title: Agronomy Mural
Name: Mural
Date: 1951
Medium: Bedford Limestone
Dimensions: 144 x 156 x 6 in. (365.8 x 396.2 x 15.2 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Funded by Iowa State College, Agronomy Building project. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Agronomy Hall
Object Number: U99.302
More Information
The mural consists of 9 blocks of limestone each 4' x 4' 1/2". Petersen depicts an Iowa farmland theme showing sky, seed, and soil, the fundamental agronomy study area. The scene is of a bright radiating sun over fields of planted crops. Large fluffy white clouds cover the sky. The date 1951 is on the center block. The mural is over the exterior northwest entrance to the Agronomy Building, facing Knoll Road.