UNI Museum to host grand reopening

Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Jessica Cruz, exhibit preparator, UNI Museum, 319-273-2495,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Museum on the first floor of the Rod Library will host a grand reopening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Oct. 31. The event is free, open to the public and will include Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts, snacks and games. In addition to highlighting museum collections, the event will feature student work.

"Lighting Up: Perceptions of American Drug Culture," created by a UNI intern, focuses on the changing perceptions toward drug culture from the Victorian era to the 1960s. "Dia de los Muertos: Latin American Holiday Traditions" will feature displays created in conjunction with UNI's Hispanic Latino Student Union. The final exhibit, "Elements of Design: Symbolism in Material Culture," will highlight the variety of cultures represented in the UNI Museum's collection.

The UNI Museum will also feature an exhibit created by the Hispanic Latino Student Union that will highlight the culture, diversity and student involvement activities on campus.

For additional information, contact the UNI Museum at 319-273-2188. Gallery hours are from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and noon to midnight Sunday.