WRITER: NICK DELO
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
UI Faculty Exhibition will be on view at the UI Museum of Art beginning
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
The School of Art and Art History faculty has exhibited work both nationally
"Faculty Exhibition 98" is supported by the UI Community Credit
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