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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 13, 2004

UI Museum Of Arts Docents Will Lead Weekly Tours During Fall 2004

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will offer weekly public tours of its exhibitions at 2 p.m. Sundays during the fall, starting Aug. 29. The tours, which will be free and open to the public, will be led most weeks by museum docents -- trained volunteers who are familiar with the museum and its collections.

In addition to the Aug. 29 tour, docents will lead tours on Sundays, Sept. 5, 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10 and 17; Nov. 7; and December 5. On other Sundays, museum curators will lead tours of specific exhibitions, or other museum events will replace the docent-led tour.

Curator Kathleen Edwards will lead a tour of "Visions and Views: Master Prints from the Collection" Sunday, Sept. 12; the UIMA will presents its "Fall Family Day" Sunday, Oct. 24; curator Pamela Trimpe will lead a tour of regionalist and early 20th-century American works in the museum's collection Sunday, Oct. 31; and curator Victoria Rovine will lead a tour of "Beaded Rhythms: Women's Adornments from Northern Cameroon" Sunday, Nov. 14.

Due to holidays and museum closings, there will be no tour on Sundays, Nov. 21 and 28 and Dec. 12, 19 and 26. A schedule of tours for the spring semester, 2005, will be announced later.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 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.