WRITER: NICK DELO
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Twenty new photographs will be on view at the UI Museum of Art
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Twenty new photographs acquired during the past two
years by the University of Iowa Museum of Art will be on view in the museum's
Focus II Gallery from Saturday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, April 25.
During the past two years a number of significant prints and photographs
have been donated and purchased for the museum's permanent collection.
The current exhibition, "New Acquisitions: Photography," includes
works by Berenice Abbott, George Platt Lynes, Weegee, Lee Friedlander,
Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Garry Winogrand and Ralph Eugene Meatyard,
Kathleen Edwards, UI Museum of Art curator of prints, drawings and photographs,
said, "Photography is a collection area that has grown significantly.
In addition to endowed purchases, the museum received a large gift of works
by Chicago photographer Nathan Lerner.
"Many of the images in the show are considered classics, such as
'Chicago, 1950,' by Harry Callahan, which portrays a tree in silhouette
against a stark, white, snow-covered hill; 'The Dirigible, 1910,' a famous
photogravure by Alfred Stieglitz; and 'The Boxers, 1929,' of the sportsman
series documenting the German people by August Sander."
The Lerner gift is the largest group of photographic works by a single
artist that the museum owns. It was given to the museum in the fall of
1998 by Lerner's widow.
Direct access to the museum's photographic collection can be made by
students and scholars through the museum's Print Study room.
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.
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