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The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums feature both permanent and changing exhibits, educational programming, historic research collections care, and special events at the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History. 

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The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums are the UI Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum. We serve to strengthen the vital role of both Museums in the educational, research, and engagement missions of the University enhancing, the campus-wide focus on cultural and environmental diversity.

UIPM upcoming events:

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Film Screening + Discussion/Q&A

Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Macbride Hall
Screening with artist discussion to follow, moderated by the Pentacrest Museums, with audience Q & A at the end. Use stairs or elevator in Macbride Hall to access the auditorium from the 2nd or 3rd floors. Masks are strongly encouraged. A polyphonic, sensory study of museums and the questions that arise as we wander through them. This short film was created as a collaboration between three artists from different disciplines: Auden Lincoln-Vogel (film), Stephanie Miracle (dance), and...