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Release: June 11, 1999
Recent Acquisitions: French Prints will
be on view at UI Museum of Art
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The exhibition "Recent Acquisitions:
French Prints" will be on view at the University of Iowa Museum of Art
from Saturday, June 26 through Sunday, Aug. 29 in the Focus I Gallery.
The exhibition will feature French prints recently acquired
for the UI Museum of Arts growing permanent collection of prints and
photographs. Included will be work by Jean Baptiste Ordey, Jean-Honore Fragonard,
Alphonse Legros, Edouard Manet, Marie Laurencin and Odilon Redon, among others.
Lithography, etching, engraving and woodcut techniques
are represented in the exhibition.
Kathleen Edwards, UI Museum of Art curator of prints,
drawings and photographs, said, "The UI Museum of Art now has a very
good collection of French prints illustrating such movements as Romanticism,
Symbolism and Social Realism.
"The height of lithographic practice was located
in France, as was the revival of etching."
The UI Museum of Arts permanent collection is the
focus of numerous exhibitions this summer. Ranking as one of the finest modern
art collections in a university museum, the UI Museum of Arts permanent
collection consists of more than 10,000 works of art spanning much of art
history, including 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
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