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Release: April 6, 2001
UI Museum of Art to hold Annual Print Fair April 20
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Art will hold its annual
Print Fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the museum. The event
is free to the general public.
At the fair, eight art dealers from across the United States and Canada
will have prints and drawings on sale representing a range of styles including
European Old Masters, 19th-century prints by Goya, Delacroix, and Matisse;
Japanese Ukiyo-e by Kuniyoshi; mid-20th-century American prints and drawings
by Thomas Hart Benton, Rockwell Kent and Grant Wood; and contemporary American
prints by Christo, Kiki Smith, Jasper Johns, and Kara Walker.
Prices range from $100 to several thousand dollars.
"We're looking forward to seeing some extraordinary prints and drawings
this year," said Kathleen Edwards, curator of prints, drawings and photographs
at the museum. "If you're just interested in art, curious about buying
fine art prints or a collector looking for something very special, you'll
be educated and entertained, and might even go home with a work of art."
Works in the print sale are all original works of art created by the artists.
Fine-art printmaking began in 15th-century Europe with the invention of engraving
and movable type, and now utilizes many different techniques including woodcut,
lithography, screen printing and etching.
The UI has a distinguished history in printmaking. U.S. News and World Report
recently ranked the printmaking department of the UI School of Art and Art
History number one the country.
The Print Fair is organized by the Print and Drawing Study Club of the UI
Museum of Art.
It is supported by the International Fine Print Dealer's Association, Hudson
River Framing and Expressions Custom Furniture. Media support was provided
by the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The museum is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. 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/uima
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