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Oct. 17, 2003

Museum Of Art Presents Gallery Talk On 20th-Century German Art Oct. 30

Kathryn Floyd, a doctoral student at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a gallery talk, "20th Century German Art in the Permanent Collection," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA).

Floyd will discuss a Max Ernst collage, an August Sander photo, a conceptual piece by Hans Haacke and a print by Sigmar Polke. These are all pieces that have not been seen extensively in the past.

"I'm writing my dissertation at the moment, which is about the history of Documenta, a huge exhibition of modern and contemporary art that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany," Floyd said. "It's been around since 1955. Essentially, my area of concentration here has been 20th-century German art."

Floyd received her bachelor's degree in art history and anthropology from Vanderbilt University, and her master's degree in art history from the University of Georgia, in her home state.

The UIMA, located on North Riverside Dr. 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>.

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: Amy Fenneman