CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 22, 1999
Distinguished art historian Roger Stein will lecture
on 'Thomas Jefferson and Art' Sept. 27
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Roger Stein, professor of art history
at the University of Virginia, will present a free public lecture on "Thomas
Jefferson and Art: The View from Monticello" at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 in
Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.
Stein's lecture is sponsored by the art history area
of the UI School of Art and Art History.
As a distinguished professor at the university Thomas
Jefferson founded, Stein has had special opportunities to research Monticello
and the unique individual who designed it and filled it with art. In his lecture
Stein will offer informed insights into Jefferson and his artistic vision.
Stein is considered a leading authority in American
art history and culture. He has published on a wide array of topics, including
John Ruskin's influence on American art, the Aesthetic movement and the Gilded
Age, landscape and seascape art, and many artists from the colonial era to
Winslow Homer. He has been a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, Stanford
University and the International Center for Jefferson Studies. His most recent
project has been an exhibition and a book, "Picturing Old New England: Image
and Memory," produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's National
Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr
on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Art and Art History
web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~arc