The exhibition RED is in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall, through the first week of August. It is curated from University Museums' permanent collection to explore the aesthetic and cultural range of the color. Many of the pieces selected for the exhibition were gifts to University Museums from local, regional and national collectors. Pictured are two of the works, "Big Red" (left), by former Des Moines painter Jan Shotwell, and Footed Red by fiber sculptor Priscilla Kepner Sage, Ames.
The exhibition combines works of art with statements from ISU faculty about the importance of the color red in various academic disciplines.
An exhibition open house will be held Monday, Feb. 6 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). No surprise; visitors are invited to wear their favorite red clothing to the event.