Skip to main content
Iowa State University | Extension and Outreach
Agriculture & Environment
Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals
Families & Health
Home and Family
Food, Nutrition and Health
Strengthening Families Program
Planning and Zoning
Yard & Garden
Lawn, Shrubs, Trees
Vegetables and Herbs
Civic Engagement and Leadership
Communication and Arts
New & Revised
MidWest Plan Service
View All Topics
Remaining Time: 1:59:59
Your shopping cart will expire in
Redirecting to the homepage...
Extending your session...
An error has occurred,
redirecting to the homepage...
When Tillage Begins, Other Arts Follow: Grant Wood and Christian Petersen Murals
In 1927, President Raymond Hughes began planning aesthetic improvements to the Iowa State campus. In 1933, at the depth of the Great Depression, and in an act that dramatically illustrates his artistic commitment, he began discussion with Grant Wood and Christian Petersen for each to create a significant mural cycle for the Iowa State College campus in Ames. The federal New Deal's Public Works of Art Project began in 1934 and offered a grand opportunity to employ artists in executing Grant Wood's painted mural for the library, "
When Tillage Begins, Other Arts Follow
," and Christian Petersen's sculpted mural for the Dairy Industry Building, "
The History of Dairying
This book presents the first history of the Public Works of Art Project in Iowa and the first in-depth examination of the Grant Wood and Christian Petersen murals at Iowa State College. It also discusses the co-operative painting group that Grant Wood developed and illuminates the collaborative nature of the Iowa Project among its artists, as well as between the State University of Iowa in Iowa City and Iowa State College in Ames. The Public Works of Art Project experience constituted a watershed in Wood's career and a catalyzing experience for Petersen's career.
Publication contains forwards by Warren R. Madden, Olivia M.A. Madison, Lynette L. Pohlman, and Wendy K. Wintersteen.
Hardcover, 398 pages, 187 images and color plates, 8.5 x 10.25 inches.
Are you a University Museums Annual member? Contact
at 515-294-3342 to purchase this publication at a discounted rate.
Pages / Length:
Add to Cart
Permanent link for this product:
*Product contains more buying options
Campus Beautiful: Shaping the Aesthetic Identity of Iowa State University
Cyclone Educators Shirt
Clinical Avian Medicine books (2 Volume set)
Cyclone Teachers Performance Quarter Zip Pullover, Men's
The Prints of J.N. Darling
Farmer's Tax Guide: For use in preparing 2021 Returns
Winter Partial Shutdown Notice
Back to top
Create An Account