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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 Art’s 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 Art’s 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 Art’s 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 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.