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Interesting museum

The gallery has an interesting collection of art from Iowa State University. The university has an... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Ames, Iowa
Classy Museum right in the University’s Heart

Gorgeous pieces of art to feast your eyes and brain upon. Changes regularly so it never gets... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Lisa N
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11 Dec 2018
“Interesting museum”
19 Aug 2018
“Classy Museum right in the University’s Heart”
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290 Scheman Bldg, Ames, IA
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The gallery has an interesting collection of art from Iowa State University. The university has an interesting collection of art from its inception. The collection varies as they put out different pieces the university owns for display. If you like art museums you will like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thillson
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Gorgeous pieces of art to feast your eyes and brain upon. Changes regularly so it never gets old...love the glass pieces!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

This museum has rotating exhibits that regularly impress me. If you see and event here I’d recommend going as the exhibits are free

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Do you love art? Then this is the place to go to. So much to see and take in. Took the afternoon off and went to this place and it was great.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Brunnier is Iowa's only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection. Permanent collection consists of ceramics, glass, dolls, ivory, jade and enameled metals. Rotating exhibits and performing arts center. Went here with a school field trip, so glad that I did.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I am the kind of person who walks around in a art museum and says "That is a pretty picture." This is a world class art museum. If you are an art expert, then you definitely should visit this museum. I enjoyed my time looking...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was pleasantly surprised the University had this large of a collection, especially when I saw it looked like it was kind of just an aside for the admin building. You go in and its spacious !! It is VERY well done, looks very nice,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 848BreN2
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A very nice collection of differing works, not something one expects to find in a building geared to trade shows and conventions.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Earl J
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small but really interesting art museum on the Iowa State Campus. As a plus, the Scheman Building has its own free parking lot; no getting on the bus to get there! We went during winter break and the place was pretty quiet,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank IA M
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hidden art museum . Lots of decorative glass . Iowa state is surprising full of some wonderful beautiful art works.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Lce41
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