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March 18, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY: More than 20 UI Museum of Art paintings return to Iowa

WHAT: View the first works of art from the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) collection to be installed at the Figge Art Museum, including Jackson Pollock's "Mural."

WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009 at the Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second St. in Davenport.

WHO: Figge Art Museum Executive Director Sean O'Harrow and UIMA Interim Director Pamela White will be available to answer questions.

OTHER INFORMATION: The UIMA has installed more than 20 paintings from its collection at the Figge in the first exhibition of these works since they were evacuated from the UIMA in June during the Flood of 2008.

Media will enter the Figge through the loading dock entrance just east of the main entrance, where they will be met by staff who will guide them to the installation. O'Harrow and White will be available to provide information on the Figge/UIMA partnership, as well as the works of art on display.

The installation features some of the most celebrated modern masterworks in the UIMA collection, including Jackson Pollock's "Mural" and paintings by Picasso, Matisse and others.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Maggie Anderson, Museum of Art, 319-335-1739,; Steve Parrott, University Relations, 319-335-0552,; Dan McNeil, Figge Art Museum, 563-326-7804 ext. 2047,