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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 So-Rie Duo.

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 in London.

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/. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu>.

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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 Art.

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LECTURE ON FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S 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 master’s 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 near Pompeii.

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TOUR OF MUSEUM’S NEW INSTALLATION -- Pamela Trimpe, the curator of painting and sculpture at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, will lead a tour of the museum’s 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 museum’s new installation of their permanent collection. For the other tours, Kathleen Edwards, the museum’s 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 Nov. 8.

The Sept. 13 tour will focus exclusively on the American and European works in the new installation, particularly Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” one of the museum’s best known works. Some of the museum’s 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 discussed.

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 http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa.

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.