University Museums art walk focuses on Jack Trice Stadium

Bailey Freestone

Each month, University Museums hosts an art walk. This month’s art walk, called “Pack the Jack… With Art,” took place at noon Sept. 24.

These events showcase art throughout campus. September’s art walk was at Jack Trice Stadium and was led by the University Museums interpretation specialist David Faux.

This art walk focused on three pieces of artwork that surround the stadium. One piece of art Faux talked about is the Jack Trice sculpture outside of the stadium. The other pieces are “I Will” by Ed Dwight and “Intercollegiate Athletics: Founded in Education” by David Dalhquist. 

The main goal for this art walk was to learn the history and story behind the pieces of art.

“This artwork is such a large part of the experience and atmosphere of Iowa State, but it doesn’t get noticed as much as it should,” Faux said.

With the construction of the south end zone, University Museums staff has heard some discussion on if art will still play a role in the new portion of the stadium. Nothing is set in stone, but Faux hopes to see a couple of pieces of artwork added.

“It will be interesting to see if we continue the story telling of the Jack Trice legacy through art,” said Faux when talking about the construction project.

Iowa State hosts the nation’s largest collection of public works of art for any college in the country, and events such as “Pack the Jack… with Art” take place to showcase Iowa State’s collection to anybody who is interested. These art walks are monthly and are free to the public. The event is usually 30 minutes to an hour long.