Bodies in Motion

UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom
Iowa Memorial Union, third floor, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City

Bodies in Motion compares the dance photography of Barbara Morgan to work produced by artists from the Renaissance to the present. Imagined as a complement to Dance Marathon, which takes place in the IMU February 3 – 4, 2017, the exhibition highlights Morgan’s ability to capture motion, the innovative choreography of Martha Graham, and the similar expressions of movement in pieces by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Gyorgy Kepes, and Nathan Lerner.

Bodies in Motion is made possible with sponsorship from the Members Special Exhibition Fund


Martha Graham in “War Theme”

Barbara Morgan (American, 1900–1992)

Martha Graham in “War Theme”

, 1941
Gelatin silver print mounted on board, 14 1/8 x 18 5/8 in.
Gift of Michael F. Kelly, 2015.308, reproduced with permission from the Bruce Silverstein Gallery