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March 14, 2003

Achepohl Will Lead Personal Tour of UI Museum of Art March 27

Keith Achepohl, artist and professor at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will guide a free personal tour of the collections at the UI Museum of Art starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.

The tour, entitled, "How we look. What we see. Why," will help participants explore their own reasons for visiting art museums and learn how to make the most of their experience. Achepohl will give his thoughts on how to view art and the statements he believes the artists are trying to express in the works currently on display at the UI Museum of Art.

Achepohl earned a B.A. from Knox College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the UI, as well as honorary doctorates from Pacific Lutheran University and Knox College. He is the head of the printmaking program at UI School of Art and Art History and teaches undergraduate and graduate students on print-related subjects.

His paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints have been included in museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Library of Congress, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid, Spain, and the Kobe Art Museum, Kobe, Japan.

As a recipient of Fulbright awards, Achepohl has visited Egypt and Turkey. Since 1995 he has been director of the UI's summer drawing and printmaking program in Venice, Italy.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

For more information on the UI Museum of Art visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima on the World Wide Web. Information on other UI arts events is available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.Writer: Dana Kavan.