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Release: Aug. 31, 2001
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
VIOLIN AND PIANO GUEST RECITAL SEPT. 10 -- Violinist Seunghee Lee and pianist
Kimberly Schmidt will present a free University of Iowa guest recital at 8
p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
Lee and Schmidt will perform the Scherzo for violin and piano by Johannes
Brahms, written for the F-A-E Sonata; the Sonata for violin and
piano of Claude Debussy; Nigun (Improvisation) from Baal
Shem by Ernest Bloch; Suite Populaire Espagnole for violin
and piano by Manuel de Falla; Romance for Violin and Piano by Mrs. H.H.A.
Beach; and the Sonata for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel.
Seunghee Lee, a native of Seoul, Korea, has traveled to many countries throughout
her musical career. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Korean Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Renaud Chamber Orchestra,
the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra and the Korean Youth Symphony.
Her chamber recital experience includes a performance in the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra Pre-Concert Recital as part of the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln
Center, as well as performances with the Renaud Chamber Music Society in East
Lansing, the Fontana Concert Society in Kalamazoo, the Orpheus Trio and the
Lee has performed in recitals in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma
and Missouri. She has been the concertmaster of the Midland Symphony Orchestra
and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Korean National
Philharmonic Orchestra she toured Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore,
Malaysia and Thailand. She has won several performance competitions and awards
in the United States and Korea.
Lee joined the music faculty at Central Michigan University in 1993 and
was a faculty member of the Interlochen International Summer Camp.
Kimberly Schmidt has been a member of the North Park University music faculty
since 1986, and is an artistic associate of RPM Productions. He was a student
of Eugene List at the Eastman School of Music and the Royal College of Music
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa
on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/.
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LECTURE ON ART HISTORY PUBLISHING SEPT. 10 -- Beatrice Rehl, a senior editor
at Cambridge University Press, will present a lecture on Art History
Publishing: Past, Present and Future, at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in
Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.
The lecture, which is presented by the UI School of Art and Art History,
will be free and open to the public.
Rehl is senior editor of art and classics at Cambridge University Press
in New York. She holds a doctorate in medieval art history from the Institute
of Fine Arts at New York University. She has held positions in publishing
at George Braziller, Inc., and at the Mobil Oil Corporation.
Rehl has taught at New York University and Hunter College. Prior to entering
publishing she was curatorial research assistant at the J.P. Morgan Library.
She has served on the boards of numerous professional organizations, including
that of the College Art Association and the International Center for Medieval
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LECTURE ON FRANK LLOYD WRIGHTS FALLINGWATER SEPT. 11 -- Richard Etlin,
a distinguished professor in the School of Architecture of the University
of Maryland, will present a lecture on Fallingwater: The Poetics Of
Architecture, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Room E109 of the University
of Iowa Art Building.
Etlin received a doctorate in architectural history and a masters
degree in architecture from Princeton University. He is the author of five
books and numerous articles on the history of architecture from the 18th to
the 20th centuries: The Architecture of Death: The Transformations of
the Cemetery in Eighteenth-Century Paris (1984), Modernism in
Italian Architecture: 1890-1940 (1991), Frank Lloyd Wright and
Le Corbusier: The Romantic Legacy (1994), Symbolic Space: French
Enlightenment Architecture and Its Legacy (1994), and In Defense
of Humanism: Value in the Arts and Letters (1996). The latter volume
engages debates currently animating disciplines in the humanities.
Etlin is the recipient of many professional honors and awards. He is currently
director of the project to restore ancient Stabiae, the archeological site
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TOUR OF MUSEUMS NEW INSTALLATION -- Pamela Trimpe, the curator of painting
and sculpture at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, will lead a tour of
the museums new installation of European and American paintings from
its permanent collection at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
The tour, which will be free and open to the public, is the first of three
Thursday afternoon tours designed to introduce the public to the museums
new installation of their permanent collection. For the other tours, Kathleen
Edwards, the museums print, drawing, photography and new media curator,
will lead a tour of graphic art works Oct. 11; and Victoria Rovine, curator
of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, will lead a tour of the African collection
The Sept. 13 tour will focus exclusively on the American and European works
in the new installation, particularly Jackson Pollocks Mural,
one of the museums best known works. Some of the museums most
recent acquisitions will also be highlighted, including Chintz Girl
by Laura Ford and Center Columns, Blue-Red by Leon Polk Smith.
The thematic arrangement of artworks in the new installation will also be
The Museum of Art opened Aug. 31 with new installations of works from its
permanent collection. In the reconfigured museum, a combination of permanent
galleries and temporary exhibitions offers visitors a new thematic interpretation
of the collection, with interactive media guides and more interpretive features.
There are four major areas in the permanent galleries: a gallery of European
and American art, a gallery of African art, the Projection Room, and a gallery
of Native American art of the Southwest.
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor
for public events at the museum during the 2001-02 season at the UI Museum
of Art, through the University of Iowa Foundation.
For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima
on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday
and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking
lots west and north of the museum.