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Iowa's art scene

The Brunnier Art Museum at the Iowa State Center at Iowa State University is home to 30,000 works of art, one of the largest university art collections in the nation. photo by Mark Yontz
Many Iowans seek warmer climates over spring break, but there are plenty of others who stick around and hope for nice weather. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always live up to our expectations, so finding indoor activities is frequently necessary. Given this, one way to avoid the wet, cold weather outside is to explore any number of art-related attractions around Iowa.
 
There are many places throughout the state where great art of all types can be enjoyed, including rare works and even one-of-a-kind pieces. And it’s not just art found in traditional museums, as historic homes and college campuses are other places worth exploring.

So as you begin to plan your spring and summertime getaways, consider adding the following art-related attractions to your itineraries:
 
Brunnier Art Museum in Ames: Located on the campus of Iowa State University, Brunnier is open year-round and offers free admission. The museum, which celebrated...



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