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Sept. 4, 2007

UI Museum of Art to host discussion about incarcerated mothers Sept. 13

A panel of researchers and practitioners in the field of corrections will present a discussion of issues surrounding the incarceration of women and mothers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA).

The discussion will be free and open to the public.

Drawing on personal experience as well as research, the participants will address issues raised by the UIMA exhibition "Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States," a traveling public art exhibition on view at the museum through Sept. 23.

On tour to college campuses around the United States through 2009, "Interrupted Life" looks at the challenges and triumphs of women struggling to maintain relationships with their families while paying their debts to society.

Organized by Rickie Solinger, director and curator of WAKEUP/Arts in New York, the exhibition brings together eight linked installations to provide a commentary on imprisonment, the emotional impact incarceration has on families and the stigmas generated by incarceration.

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

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, Arts Center Relations, 319-384-0072; cell: 319-541-2846; peter-alexander@uiowa.edu.