Gallery of Art | University of Northern Iowa

Upcoming Events


October 10 to November 9

July 24; August 22 – September 23; October 10 – November 9; and December 1 – 16

Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was curated by Gallery Director Darrell Taylor and features a number of objects only recently added to the Collection; for example, Thaddeus Erdahl’s “King for a Day, Queen for the Night,” and Ruth Kao’s “Artwork #9." The title references the metaphysical characteristics of these artworks, their charming ambiguities, and their compositional innovations. Among the works on display are prints, paintings, and sculptures by Salvador Dali (Spanish), Philippe Halsman (Russian American), Odilon Redon (French), Darrell Roberts (American), Dieter Roth (Swiss), Joe Tilson (British), and Conny Walther (Danish) among others.

October 10 to November 9

Lecture: October 12 at 6 p.m. in KAB 111. James Ewald, “Triple Double: Independent Publishing, Sensory Experiences, and Visual Narratives.”

In addition to Ewald, exhibitors include the following: Jessica Barness, UNI alumna and Associate Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University; Soo Hostetler, UNI Associate Professor of Art in Graphic Design; Riva Nayaju, UNI Assistant Professor of Art in Graphic Design; and Dr. Sang-Duck Seo, Professor in Graphic Design and Media at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Hostetler and Nayaju are the co-curators of this third iteration of the exhibition, which was first presented in the fall of 2018. It is named in memory of Elena Diane Curris (1977-2015), the daughter of Constantine (Deno) Curris and Jo Hern Curris. Elena lived in Cedar Falls and attended the UNI Price Laboratory School during the years that her father was president of the university. Throughout her life, she was deeply interested in design. The long-term support for this series is made possible by a generous endowment from Elena’s family and is supplemented by additional contributions from friends and others who wish to promote the excellence of graphic design education at UNI.

All events are free and open to the public.