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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