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UI Museum of Art's weekly Perspectives series will air on public access television

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The weekly Perspectives series at the University of Iowa Museum of Art will make its primetime debut at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 on Iowa City public access television, available through local TCI cable on channel two.

This series will be featured twice weekly, Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Emily Vermillion, curator of education at the Museum of Art, and Lane Wyrick, videographer and head of Xap productions, created the project as a way to expand the accessibility of the museum's programs to the general public.

The UI Museum of Art's Perspectives series is a weekly program featuring lectures and gallery tours of the museum's exhibitions. The program is presented at 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Museum of Art.

Wyrick said, "we hope to reach a broad audience through public access television. It's unfortunate that many people cannot attend the Perspectives lectures since they fall in the middle of the workday. With the programs scheduled to air twice a week, before the news on Thursday and after it on Tuesday, we will now be able to bring an awareness of the museum, and its specific artists, straight into people's homes."

The UI Museum of Art currently has a video archive of more than 75 past Perspectives programs. Popular programs from the past will be broadcast in addition to those scheduled to take place this year. All broadcasts will be available on videotape at the museum for the general public to check out free of charge.

Future Perspectives programs will feature talks about artists Weldon Kees, Stuart Klipper and Robert Motherwell and will cover topics including African miniature sculpture and 15th- to 17th-century European prints.

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.

9/18/98