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University of Iowa News Release

April 22, 2005

Exhibition Of Artworks By UI MFA Student Opens May 6 At Museum of Art

"MFA 2004-2005," an exhibition of works by recent recipients of the Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will be on display at the UI Museum of Art (UIMA) from Friday, May 6, through Sunday, June 12, in the Carver Gallery.

The MFA exhibition occurs annually to display the thesis works of all students who graduated in the past year from the UI School of Art and Art History MFA program.

This year's exhibition will include works by 36 graduate artists representing the School of Art and Art History's studio areas of ceramics, design, metalsmithing, intermedia and video, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

"This year's MFA exhibition reveals that our graduate students are crossing disciplinary boundaries and using dramatic new technologies to create exciting and beautiful works of art that express innovative ideas through innovative forms," said Dorothy Johnson, director of the School of Art and Art History. "Our graduates from all the diverse areas of the School are forging new directions in art of the 21st century."

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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.