art matters

Relive November First Friday

Posted by Mari Gunn on 5 November 2012

November First Friday was a great success, featuring talented local artists - illustrator Julie Johnson & ambient electronic duo The Main Sequence.

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Pollock loan to DMAC

Posted by Erika Jo Brown on 1 March 2012

The UIMA is thrilled to announce the loan of one of Iowa's most prized cultural possessions -- Jackson Pollock's Mural -- to the Des Moines Art Center this spring. We're grateful to the Figge Art Museum for exhibiting this master, along with many others, since the Flood of 2008.

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Art | Iowa: Inspired by Landscape – Exhibition Opening

Posted by Mari Gunn & Erika Jo Brown on 8 February 2012

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On Thursday, February 2, a new exhibition, Art|Iowa: Inspired by Landscape, opened at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum. Located in the Hansen Family Humanities Gallery, the show features work by Iowans throughout history—from American Indian objects, to iconic regionalist images, to selections by contemporary practitioners.

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Thank You, Volunteers

Posted by Mari Gunn & Erika Jo Brown on 19 December 2011

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December First Friday

Posted by Mari Gunn & Erika Jo Brown on 13 December 2011

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December’s First Friday event was a jolly good time! (See proof here.) Raygun, located on Iowa City’s Ped Mall, is a witty Iowan’s merchandise mecca, and on December 2nd, it was buzzing with Museum supporters. Thanks to Brett DePue, store manager and member of the UIMA Bureau of Friendraising Affairs, specially designed t-shirts were screen printed on-site.

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John Dilg on the Legacy of Tom Aprile

Posted by Erika Jo Brown on 11 October 2011

Around 60 people gathered to hear John Dilg, UI Professor of Art, present an enlightening gallery talk entitled "Retracing the Path of the Labyrinth—A Close Look at Tom Aprile's Real and Mythic Daily Exits” in the second floor north reading room of the UI Main Library on Wednesday, September 28.

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Student Essay Contest

Posted by Erika Jo Brown on 5 October 2011

The University of Iowa Museum of Art is pleased to announce an inaugural student short essay contest. Tell your story, and you may be eligible to receive free tickets to the elegant Museum pARTy Bash, and publication in our upcoming magazine!

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Director's Circle

Posted by Erika Jo Brown on 15 September 2011

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Hail, Hale!

Posted by Mari Gunn on 6 September 2011

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We are proud to announce that Catherine Hale has joined the UIMA as the new African and non-Western Art Curator. Below she tells us a little bit about her background, plans, and inspiration as the newest member of the UIMA staff.

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Volunteer Tea

Posted by Mari Gunn & Erika Jo Brown on 1 September 2011

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On August 23, dedicated UIMA volunteers convened for an afternoon of treats at the Volunteer Tea.

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