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April 9, 2004

Art After Hours Program Offers Public Tour At UI Museum Of Art April 23

Kathleen Edwards, curator of prints, drawings, photographs and new media at the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), will present a tour of the exhibition "American Tableaux: Selections from the Collection of Walker Art Center," currently on display at the UIMA, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 23.

The tour is being coordinated by Art After Hours, a program of the UIMA. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

"This will be an exceptional opportunity to encounter a range of contemporary American art by artists who are well-known and artists who are just starting their careers," Edwards notes. "The subject matter in the exhibition emphasizes popular culture -- from ideas about home-life to struggles with identity -- so it should be a fun and interesting tour."

"American Tableaux" includes works by 55 20th-century American artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, David Hockney, Tom Wesselman and Kara Walker. Sixty-two paintings, sculptures, installations, prints and photographs are featured in the exhibition, which is on loan from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

"American Tableaux" will be on display at the UIMA through April 25.

Persons who plan on attending the tour are asked to RSVP by calling 319-335-3676, or by email at uima-artafterhours@uiowa.edu.

The Art After Hours program was organized in 2002 to introduce art and art museums to adults under 40, and to further their knowledge of and interest in a variety of art forms. New participants are welcome and encouraged. For more information regarding the Art After Hours program, call 319-335-1727.

"American Tableaux" was organized by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. It is made possible by generous support from the Dain Rauscher Foundation and Marshall Field's Project Imagine.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 9 p.m. Fridays. Admission is free. 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.

CONTACT: Media: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, peter-alexander@uiowa.edu; Writer: Krystle Johnson