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Current Exhibits

Right Side Up: The Art and Life of Herb Hake Image
09/24/2017 to 07/29/2018

"Right Side Up: The Art and Life of Herb Hake"

Opening September24th, 2017 at 3:30 PM with keynote speaker at 4:00PM

Old Gilchrist Hall : A Memory Etched in Flame Image
09/03/2015 to 09/07/2019

Remembering what Old Gilchrist Hall represented at UNI

Past Exhibits

VÉVÉ Spiritual Symbols of Haiti Image
09/24/2017 to 12/17/2017

“VÉVÉ Spiritual Symbols of Haiti”

Opening September 24th at 4:00PM

 New Acquisitions / Collection Highlights Image

This exhibit on the second floor of the Rod Library features many of the museum's new collections or objects of importance.

Recent Acquisitions Image
09/19/2017 to 12/15/2017

The UNI Museum continuously accepts donations to grow our collections to expand research and educational opportunities for our students.

Friends of the UNI Museum: Rural School Lecture Series Image
05/13/2017 to 04/28/2018

The Friends of the UNI Museum's inaugural lecture series.

President's Office Image

A collection of UNI memorbelia looking at key aspects of UNI History including greek life, sports history, and Price Lab School.  

Culture and Currency During the Civil War Image
10/01/2016 to 08/05/2017

An examination of the cultural significance of printed currency and the images and people depicted.

It Takes an Iowan Image
09/09/2016 to 10/09/2016

The Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s traveling exhibit, It Takes An Iowan, focuses on Iowans as leaders in the ongoing endeavor to provide... Read More

Ballroom Bash : Iowa's Rock n' Roll Legacy Image
08/23/2016 to 08/20/2017

The UNI Museum is excited to introduce its Fall show, Ballroom Bash: Iowa’s Rock n’ Roll Legacy.

Going Nowhere Quickly: Drivers Education at UNI Image
07/01/2016 to 08/01/2017

A examination of the AETNA Drivotrainer program at UNI. 

Eco+House Image
03/30/2016 to 05/15/2016

Eco+House is an interdisciplinary eco-art course aiming to creatively build environmental awareness and positive change.

First in the Nation Image
03/04/2016 to 03/18/2016

Explore the candidates' journeys from early visits to the state, to declaring a presidential bid and organizing an Iowa campaign, to caucus day and onward... Read More

These Roots Run Deep : The Birth of the Iowa Caucus Image
01/29/2016 to 07/31/2016

An exhibit that explains the interesting set of events that led up to the Iowa Caucus and why Iowa still maintains this important place in the American... Read More

Elements of Design: Symbolism in Material Culture Image
10/29/2015 to 07/31/2016

An evaluation of everyday objects and how their forms represent the cultures and people who crafted them.  

Lighting Up: Perceptions of American Drug Culture  Image
10/29/2015 to 01/23/2016

“Lighting Up” looks at these trends across America over a period of 140 years.

Dia De los Muertos Image
10/29/2015 to 02/19/2016

The UNI Museum is partnering with the students from the Hispanic Latino Student Union (HSLU) and the Rod Library Diversity Group to exhibit objects related... Read More

Roman-roamin Image
09/28/2015 to 12/19/2015

The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "Roman-roamin'" from Monday, August 24 through Saturday, September 19 featuring objects from the... Read More

UNI History Image
05/31/2015 to 08/20/2015

A look at the objects and mementoes that make up UNI's history and heritage.

Søren Kierkegaard: The Global Dane Image
03/31/2015 to 04/24/2015

Søren Kierkegaard is the man behind one of the most original and fascinating authorships in recent centuries. 

Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving Image
01/02/2015 to 04/28/2015

A look at the Canadian Arctic.

Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, and World War I Image
10/15/2014 to 12/31/2014

World War I items

2Lt. Robert J. Hibbs Image
05/09/2014 to 07/30/2014

Hibbs received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in Viet Nam. On display is his uniform and related artifacts.

The Sacred and the Secular Image
04/10/2014 to 09/28/2014
Treasures: A Sampling of the UNI Museums Collection  Image
11/05/2013 to 02/27/2014

Created to coincide with the Friends of the Museums Annual Meeting/Celebration.

UNI Museums Collections Image
01/03/2013 to 01/31/2013

While in transition, the UNI Museum continues to be a resource for faculty, staff and students.

Rocks : Fossils : Minerals Image
01/01/2012 to 02/25/2012

An exhibit featuring the museum's wide range of Minerals & Fossils

120 Years of the UNI Museum Image
12/31/2011 to 06/30/2012

Whether through an exhibit on Chinese ethnic costumes or views of Earth from space, UNIM is a window on the world.

Race: Are We So Different? Image
12/31/2011 to 06/08/2012

Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and... Read More

Whose Living Room? Image
06/23/2011 to 06/23/2012

Land development and human population growth

Beneath Our Feet: Cedar Valley Archeology Image
07/10/2010 to 08/10/2010

Prehistory of Iowa, History of Hartman Reserve, UNI Archeology Field School Excavation, Archeology Lab, and Interpretation.

Coffee: The World in Your Cup Image
02/28/2010 to 06/30/2010

A look at coffee's cultural and economic impact throughout history.

Object as Subject: Artists Explore the Museum Collection Image
04/10/2009 to 08/10/2009

After spending hours or days alone in the UNIM storage area, artists came up with original creations inspired by an object from the collection.

Death Perception: The Science of Forensic Anthropology Image
02/16/2009 to 05/16/2009

Learn how forensic anthropologists inspect and analyze human skeletal remains to identify the deceased and cause of death.

 Biomimicry Image
12/31/2007 to 04/30/2008

Biomimicry is the process of studying nature’s best adaptations and reproducing them to solve human problems.

Float Your Boat Image
12/31/2005 to 06/30/2006

Cultures across the globe have found many clever ways to create boats and use them for transportation, gathering resources, or just enjoying the water. 

Campus History  Image
06/30/2003 to 11/30/2003

An exhibit showing various artifacts from UNI's history

Spirits of Wood: Asmat Carvings Image
03/31/2001 to 11/30/2001

From half way around the world, a collection of intricate wood carvings created nearly half a century ago has made its way to the University Museum.

Horns of Africa Image
07/13/1997 to 07/31/1997

A study of various animals on the African continent, and the defenses they use for survival.