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Aug. 27, 2004

Edwards Offers Tour Of 'Visions And Views' Sept. 12 In UI Art Museum

Kathleen Edwards, curator of prints, drawings, photographs and new media at the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), will present a tour of "Visions and Views: Master Prints from the Collection," an exhibition of early European prints from the museum's collection, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.

The tour is part of a series of weekly public tours of the museum's exhibitions at 2 p.m. Sundays during the fall. 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.

"Visions and Views" inaugurated the museum's newly renovated Hoover-Paul Works on Paper Gallery June 13. The exhibition, which will be on view at the UIMA through Oct. 17, comprises 46 prints and one bound volume by 17 artists dating from the 15th century into the first decade of the 19th century. The print techniques represented include wood and metal engraving, etching, drypoint and aquatint.

Artists represented in the exhibition include Jacques Callot, Albrecht Durer, William Blake and Joseph Mallord William Turner.

In addition to the Sept. 12 tour of "Visions and Views," museum curators will lead tours of specific exhibitions on Sunday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 14. On other Sundays, docents will lead tours, or other museum events will replace the docent-led tour.

The UIMA will present 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.

PHOTOS are available at http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa/photos.html.