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Release: April 5, 2002

Dale Fisher named director of education at UI Museum of Art

Dale Fisher has been named the director of education at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Fisher will plan and coordinate educational programs with the UI community, area schools and adults, as well as administer the docent program and assist in the marketing of museum events.

Fisher, who will begin his work at the museum June 1, is currently an assistant professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he teaches writing-intensive art appreciation and two-dimensional design.

"I look forward to working with the academic and public audiences at the University of Iowa," Fisher says. "The UI Museum of Art is a great aesthetic and educational resource and I am excited to help carry out the goals of the institution. It is a rich and rewarding way to spend a lifetime -- discovering the humanity that is common to us all -- through the arts."

Fisher has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels. He previously worked as the associate museum educator at the Museum of Art and Archaeology in Columbia, Mo., and was a featured artist in the University of Missouri exhibition, "Out of the Institution: Museum Professionals as Artists," in October and November 2000.

Originally from Owensville, Mo., Fisher received a bachelor's degree in education and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

For more information in the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima.edu on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa.