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May 28, 2004

UI Museum Of Art Opens New Gallery With 'Visions And Views' June 13

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will inaugurate its newly renovated Hoover-Paul Works on Paper Gallery with "Visions and Views: Master Prints from the Collection," an exhibition featuring a selection of early European prints from the museum's collection, on view at the UIMA June 13-Oct. 17.

"Visions and Views" 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.

The Hoover-Paul Gallery, named for donors H.D. and Myrene Hoover and Douglas and Linda Paul, is a new 1,000-square-foot addition to the UIMA. The gallery will feature exhibitions drawn from the museum's collection of over 5,000 works on paper, as well as special loan exhibitions.

"The new Hoover-Paul Gallery will provide a much needed site for the display of the museum's growing works on paper collections," noted Howard Collinson, director of the museum.

"The 'Visions and Views' exhibition is a catalyst for displaying the museum's finest early European prints, many of which are rarely on view," said Kathleen Edwards, curator of prints, drawings, photographs and new media at the UIMA. "The prints in the exhibition portray narratives, events and landscapes."

Some of the earliest prints in the exhibition include Martin Schongauer's "Christ Shown to the People" from "The Passion," from around 1480, and Albrecht Durer's "The Temptation of the Idler," from around 1498. Other visions of Biblical episodes include recent gifts to the UIMA of four William Blake engravings. Mythological subjects in the exhibition include Jusepe Ribera's "The Drunken Silenus," an etching from 1628.

Historical events are depicted in some of the prints in the exhibition, including Jacques Callot's famous 1632 series "The Miseries and Misfortunes of War."

Stunning landscape views are represented by Duerer's etching on iron, "Landscape with Cannon," a print purchased by the museum's Print and Drawing Study Club for its 30th anniversary, and Joseph Mallord William Turner's etching "The Junction of the Severn and the Wye," from 1810.

Other artists represented in the exhibition include Antonio Canaletto, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt van Rijn and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

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; Writer: Krystle Johnson