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Release: April 28, 2000

MFA graduates' work to be displayed at the UI Museum of Art

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "MFA 1999-2000," an exhibition of works by recipients of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will be on view from Saturday, May 6 through Sunday, June 4, in the UI Museum of Art Carver Gallery.

A reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition and honor the student artists will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the Museum of Art. Both the exhibition and the reception are open to the public free of charge.

This annual exhibition includes thesis works by students who graduated from the UI School of Art and Art History with a Master of Fine Arts degree during the past year. Areas represented include ceramics, design, metalwork, intermedia, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

The works in the exhibition are chosen by the students in collaboration with their thesis chairmen.

Dorothy Johnson, director of the UI School of Art and Art History, commented on the yearly MFA exhibition: "The works exhibited this year embody the great range and diversity of creative research that the students have been engaged with over the past few years. It is particularly exciting to see the realization of artistic education and the development of individual ideas in the works shown by the graduates who stand at a significant threshold in their professional careers.

"The School of Art and Art History is very proud of the wonderful accomplishments of these emergent artists."

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 the UI parking lots on Riverside Drive, one across from the museum and the other 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.