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Current Exhibits

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

09/24/2017 to 12/17/2017

“VÉVÉ Spiritual Symbols of Haiti”

Opening September 24th at 4:00PM

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.

05/13/2017 to 04/28/2018

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

09/03/2015 to 09/07/2019

Remembering what Old Gilchrist Hall represented at UNI

Past Exhibits


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


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

10/01/2016 to 08/05/2017

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

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

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.

07/01/2016 to 08/01/2017

A examination of the AETNA Drivotrainer program at UNI. 

03/30/2016 to 05/15/2016

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

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

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

10/29/2015 to 07/31/2016

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

10/29/2015 to 01/23/2016

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

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

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

05/31/2015 to 08/20/2015

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

03/31/2015 to 04/24/2015

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

01/02/2015 to 04/28/2015

A look at the Canadian Arctic.

10/15/2014 to 12/31/2014

World War I items

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.

04/10/2014 to 09/28/2014
11/05/2013 to 02/27/2014

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

01/03/2013 to 01/31/2013

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

01/01/2012 to 02/25/2012

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

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.

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

06/23/2011 to 06/23/2012

Land development and human population growth

07/10/2010 to 08/10/2010

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

02/28/2010 to 06/30/2010

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

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.

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.

12/31/2007 to 04/30/2008

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

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. 

06/30/2003 to 11/30/2003

An exhibit showing various artifacts from UNI's history

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.

07/13/1997 to 07/31/1997

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