Arts and Culture at ISU
Iowa State University offers many opportunities to learn and grow outside the classroom. From the performing arts and the plethora of knowledge inside Parks Library to the acres of beautiful gardens and more than 2,500 public works on campus, the culture at Iowa State plays a pivotal role in shaping the Cyclone experience. On Forever True Day, you can show your true colors for the beauty of Iowa State by supporting these areas on campus.
For more than 150 years, the Iowa State University Library has been here to serve. It is the academic heart and soul of the university, providing support to students, faculty, the Ames community, the state of Iowa, and through its digital collections – the entire world.
A stunning gateway to Iowa State University, Reiman Gardens enchants, educates and inspires environmental stewardship through displays of living beauty. Reiman Gardens offers a landscape unlike any other in Iowa. It is home to an award-winning rose garden, nearly 40 individual gardens showcasing an array of biodiversity, a conservatory, a learning center, and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing featuring butterflies native to six continents.
Stephens Auditorium is a 2,602-seat hall on the Iowa State campus, hosting a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts.
The University Museums exist to foster understanding and delight in the visual arts with a focus on the creative interactions in arts, sciences and technology. The University Museums nurture knowledge of and appreciation for the university's cultural heritage and its present cultural context. The University Museums serve the Iowa State University community and the public as an educational and cultural resource.
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