WRITER: TRISH LOGGINS
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: May 3, 2002
UI Museum of Art presents exhibition of MFA works May 10-June 2
The University of Iowa Museum of Art will present MFA 2001-2002,
an exhibition of works by recipients of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
from the UI School of Art and Art History. The works will be on view from
Friday, May 10, through Sunday, June 2 in the Carver Gallery of the UI Museum
A reception will be held 3-5 p.m., Friday, May 10 in the old members
lounge at the museum to celebrate the opening of the exhibition and honor
the student artists.
Both the exhibition and the reception will be free and open to the public.
An annual event, the MFA exhibition includes works by students who graduated
during the past year from the UI School of Art and Art History with a Master
of Fine Arts degree.
Departments represented are ceramics, design, drawing, metalsmithing, painting
and printmaking. More than 30 students will exhibit their works this year.
This years exhibition was organized by Anne Cushwa, a graduate research
assistant at the Museum of Art. She commented, Each artist represented
in the MFA 2001-2002 exhibition took a different path to Iowa City. These
artists may have never imagined themselves at graduate school, but here they
created diverse ceramics, drawings, graphic designs, jewelry, sculptures,
paintings and prints. What links them all is their commitment to creation
and their shared journey through the university.
While this exhibition represents an end to their time at the university,
it is truly a beginning. The future is unknowable, but their talents, friendships,
struggles and achievements during these years in Iowa have prepared them to
move forward. If their successes here are any indication, these artists will
continue to grow, create, and give beauty and joy to the world around them.
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor
for events at the UI Museum of Art during the 2000-2001 season, 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, is10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Public parking is available
in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north
of the museum.