HI Awards $2,212 for Victorian Garden Ornamentation

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $2,212 to Iowa State University for Victorian Garden Ornamentation Exhibit. The exhibit be on display from May through December 2010 at Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

According to project director Lisa Orgler, the exhibit will feature twenty interpretive art panels, depicting the history of Victorian garden furniture and ornamentation. The art panels will include elements of influence that social trends had on design and function of Victorian gardens, and the influence of many modern gardens.

"Our organization is pleased to provide support for an exhibit that tells the stories of trends affecting Iowans and their lives," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi.

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.