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Iowa State University
Ames, IA

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Iowa State University
290 Scheman Building,
Ames, Iowa 50011
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Exhibitions:

Timeless: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era

DESIGNED FOR A MODERN LIFE:


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Timeless: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era
Through October 31, 2019

Newest exhibition takes a peek into love and romance in the Victorian era

If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Before online dating sites and social media, couples met through formal introductions and small town connections. During the Victorian Era (1837-1901), the rules for courting were very strict, forcing infatuated couples to come up with sneaky ways to communicate with one another. In an era of extravagance, the Victorians embedded everyday objects with hidden symbolism to declare their affections.

Visitors to the Farm House Museum on the Iowa State University campus can learn more at the new exhibition Timeless: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era.

Some of the Victorian symbols of affection continue today such as giving flowers and chocolates. Other traditions, like flirting through hand-held fan signals and escort cards, have died out. While farmers in Iowa during this time did not have the lavish lifestyle of European high society and the East Coast elite, courting was still a serious occasion. Through photographs, objects and first-hand accounts in the historic Farm House Museum setting, visitors will be able to get a glimpse into what it was like to be in love in the Victorian Era.

Timeless: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era will open today and run through October 31, 2019. The Farm House Museum is open weekdays from noon to 4 pm while ISU is in session. The exhibition was guest curated by Sonya Harwood, University Museums Intern and ISU Senior in Anthropology.

DESIGNED FOR A MODERN LIFE:
Through April 13, 2019
Decorative Arts & Fashion in the Mid-Century

The University Museum's winter-spring exhibition, Designed for a Modern Life: Decorative Arts & Fashion in the Mid-century, is a joint effort between the Christian Petersen Art Museum and the adjoining Textiles and Clothing Museum in Morrill Hall. The exhibition will include decorative arts, artwork and fashions from both permanent collections, along with a few select loans. Artists and designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Hans Wegner, Jens Risom, Russel Wright, Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Pricilla Sage, Anne Fogarty, Christian Dior,Paul Sachs,James Galanos, Bes-Ben, and many more.

"The exhibition, Designed for a Modern Life, is a wonderful opportunity for a unique collaboration between the Textiles and Clothing Museum and University Museums. While the galleries have been neighbors in the Morrill Building since the reopening in 2007, there have been too few occasions for us to open the doors between the spaces and display our collections within each other's galleries. As both collections have a great focus in the midcentury era, it was easy to create an exhibition that integrated themes and ideas that included many of the wonderful objects from both permanent collections."

Adrienne V. Gennett, Associate Curator of Collections and Education

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