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Oct 23
Nov 17

Water exhibition takes over University Museums’ ReACT Gallery

  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Special Events

    Zaffarano, Daniel

    Using a chainsaw, Daniel Zaffarano, then-vice president for research in 1977, cuts a chunk from the 4,785-pound iceberg that was transported to the International Conference on Iceberg Utilization.


    In 1977, a Saudi Arabian Prince shipped a 4,785-pound Alaskan iceberg to Iowa State University as part of the First International Conference on Iceberg Utilization.


    Forty years later, University Museums’ ReACT Gallery will celebrate this work and works of art related to the subject of water, which runs Oct. 23 through Nov. 17. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


    ReACT Gallery is intended to be a safe and respectful place to express and explore reactions, opinions, and perspectives of national current event issues that are relevant to the ISU community. Presented in the Reiman Gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum at Morrill Hall, issues will be shown primarily in the form of an exhibition of fine visual arts and engagement opportunities that foster social relevance. Within each exhibition, space will be provide to InterACT in the moment and then for ACTion to take the exhibition content beyond the gallery.


    University Museums presents the ReACT Gallery this academic year in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Senior Vice President for University Services.


    If you have questions about the gallery or would like to get involved, please contact Nancy Gebhart, University Museums educator of visual literacy and learning. “Like” the ReACT Gallery on Facebook.


    Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall