November First Friday was a great success, featuring talented local artists - illustrator Julie Johnson & ambient electronic duo The Main Sequence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
On August 23, dedicated UIMA volunteers convened for an afternoon of treats at the Volunteer Tea.