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Release: April 9, 1999

Note cards depicting artwork are currently available at UI Museum of Art

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Five paintings from the University of Iowa Museum of Art's permanent collection have been reproduced on note cards that are now available at the museum gift shop, located in the front lobby of the museum.

Marlene Stanford, a museum volunteer who was essential in the development of the note cards, said, "This project was long overdue. Many people visit the UI Museum or Art and want to take something home with them to remind them of their trip, or to share their experience with others. These cards serve as the perfect memento."

The set of 15 cards, 5 x 7 inches in size, contains five images of oil paintings from the museum's collection. Cost for the set is $13. Paintings in the set are Stuart Davis' "New York--Paris, No.1," 1931; Lyonel Feininger's "In a Village Near Paris (Street in Paris, Pink Sky)," 1909; Philip Guston's "Edge," 1960; Marsden Hartley's "E," 1915; and Jackson Pollock's "Portrait of H.M.," 1945.

The UI Museum of Art has one of the finest collections of modern paintings in a university museum. The museum showcases art treasures from around the world and houses a permanent collection of more than 10,000 works of art spanning much of the history of art. Of particular distinction are the museum's major collections of modern European and American painting, graphic arts, African sculpture and decorative arts.

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 just north of the museum.

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.