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UI Faculty Exhibition will be on view at the UI Museum of Art beginning Nov. 7

IOWA CITY, Iowa-- "Faculty Exhibition '98," the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History's 15th biennial exhibition of work by studio faculty, will be on view in the UI Museum of Art from Saturday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Jan 10 in the museum's North, East, Carver and Works on Paper Galleries. An opening reception for the exhibition will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

Several UI art studio faculty members will conduct a gallery tour and discuss their work at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 as part of the museum's weekly Perspectives series.

For the 1998 faculty exhibition, the majority of the museum's galleries will be installed with art objects selected by faculty members to represent the best of their recent work. These works will represent media taught in the UI School of Art and Art History, including printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalsmithing, jewelry, design, papermaking and intermedia.

John Beldon Scott, interim director of the School of Art and Art History, stated: "It has been almost a century since the university added for the first time a professional artist to its faculty. Now the studio faculty of the School of Art and Art History numbers 30 fulltime, adjunct and visiting artists, and includes new techniques and media scarcely imaginable at the beginning of the century, including video, foil stamping and digital art.

"The 15th biennial exhibition of the studio division of the School of Art and Art History provides an opportunity for us to reflect on one of the grandest traditions at the UI -- support of the visual arts in an academic context."

The School of Art and Art History faculty has exhibited work both nationally and internationally.

"Faculty Exhibition 98" is supported by the UI Community Credit Union.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive, and adjacent to the UI Alumni Center, which is just north of the museum.

M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for the 1998-99 Perspectives series at the UI Museum of Art, through the University of Iowa Foundation.

For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~artmus on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr.

10/23/98