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Campus Art and Architecture Scavenger’s Hunt

shared by sbp on September 28, 2016

Activity Summary:

Campus Art and Architecture Scavenger's Hunt

Instructions:

Complete the scavenger’s hunt according to the team designations you received in class. You may use the online text here (on Moodle) to complete the hunt or turn in a physical piece of paper in our next class.

Team 1:

Q1. Find an art piece that is displayed on a pedestal. Write down its location and name.

Q2. Find an art piece that is hidden in some way from general view. Write down what that art piece is, where it is, and why you think it seems hidden.

Q3. Find a building no one in your group has ever been inside. Go inside. In 2 sentences describe one lobby area, staircase, or room that seems interesting.

Q4. Find the “When Tillage Begins Other Arts Follow” Grant Wood Murals in the Library. (Ask a librarian if you can’t find them.) Make sure look in the stairway to see them all. Count the number of people in the murals. How many people do you see?

Q5. Go outside the library and find the “Left-sided angel” statue. (Ask a librarian if you can’t find it.) Some people love this statue and some people hate it. What do you think about it?

Team 2:

Q1. Find a building no one in your group has ever been inside. Go inside. In 2 sentences describe one lobby area, staircase, or room that seems interesting.

Q2. Find a statue that looks old or worn down. Write down its location and name.

Q3. Walk over to Sukup Auditorium (the next 3 questions will keep you in this area of campus). Walk inside and look up. What all do you see inside the state of Iowa shape?

Q4. Turn right and go through the doors into the Biorenewables Laboratory lobby. Here you will see several examples of student art. Pick one. Write down its name. Why do you like it?

Q5. Go back outside into Sukup Auditorium. Go up the stairs to the landing. Turn around and look out the big window. Why do you think this building was designed to have so much space/light?

Team 3:

Q1. Find an art piece that is hidden in some way from general view. Write down what that art piece is, where it is, and why you think it seems hidden.

Q2. Find the Farmhouse Museum. If it is open and you have time, take the tour. If not, stroll around the front house, read the signs, and look at the architecture. Why do you think this house was built like a farmhouse?

Q3. Walk across the street to the Food Science building. Find the inner courtyard. If it is open, go into the inner courtyard. (It’s usually open.) Otherwise look through the windows. Find Christian Peterson’s “History of Dairying” fountain. Is it running water today? Write yes or no.

Q4. Compare the front of the food science building that opens out onto the street to the back of the food science building that opens towards Ross hall. What is the same and what is different? (2 sentences)

Q5. The front of the food science building that opens out onto the street has several murals and displays. These displays change every year. Describe what you see there today. (2 sentences)

Team 4

Q1. Find an art piece that is taller than you. Write down its name and location.

Q2. Find a building no one in your group has ever been inside. Go inside. In 2 sentences describe one lobby area, staircase, or room that seems interesting.

Q3. Find an art piece that is hidden in some way from general view. Write down what that art piece is, where it is, and why you think it seems hidden.

Q4. Walk over to the Molecular Biology Building. (Question 5 will also concern this building.) Describe the outside of the building. What art do you see?

Q5. Walk into the Molecular Biology Building. Notice the tiling on the floor and lobby as well as other interior biology-themed art. Why do you think this building includes such art?

Team 5

Q1. Find Morrill Hall. The next 3 questions will concern this building. Look at the art piece attached to the stairway to the front doors. Find and read the plaque about this piece of art. What is it supposed to be?

Q2. Walk inside Morrill Hall. Find the Christian Petersen Art Museum. (There are multiple art museums inside Morrill Hall.) Find one piece of art that you think is interesting. Write down its name. Why do you think it is interesting (2 sentences).

Q3. As you wander around inside Morrill Hall, notice that it was completely renovated recently. What about the renovated building do you like most? Why? (2 sentences)

Q4. Find another building no one in your group has ever been inside. Go inside. In 2 sentences describe one lobby area, staircase, or room that seems interesting.

Q5. Find a statue that looks old or worn down. Write down its location and name.