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Jan. 20, 2012

Exhibit of art inspired by the Iowa landscape opens Feb. 2 in UI Old Capitol Museum

A new exhibit, "Art|Iowa: Inspired by Landscape," featuring art from the Meskwaki people, Grant Wood, and several contemporary Iowa artists, opens Thursday, Feb. 2, at the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum. The exhibit is a collaboration involving Old Capitol, the UI Museum of Art and UI Museum of Natural History.

The opening will be celebrated with a free, public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Contemporary Iowa artists featured in the exhibit will include Barbara Fedeler, John Klopp, Bruce Morrison, Thomas Agran, Judy Bales, and Robert Craig. Their works have previously been displayed on the Daily Palette, which was started by the Experimental Wing, a part of the Virtual Writing University.

Interviews with each of the contemporary artists -- conducted by Kallie Holt, a recent UI graduate in Art and Art History -- will be featured on a website within the exhibit. The newly opened Digital Studio for the Public Humanities -- directed by Jon Winet, associate professor in the School of Art and Art History -- is handling technology design and implementation of the mobile web app featured in the exhibit.

All of Old Capitol's galleries will be open on Feb. 2, including the Pentacrest Museums Gallery for the Arts, Humanities and Science, which is currently hosting the traveling exhibit "Faces from the Southern Ocean" by artist J.J. L'Heureux.

For more information on the Old Capitol Museum, or to schedule a tour of the exhibit "Art|Iowa: Inspired by Landscape," call 319-335-0548 or visit the website.

The School of Art and Art History is a unit of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information UI Museum of Natural History visit the website.

PHOTOS: Grant Wood, "Popcorn," and Meskwaki vest at

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: John Logsdon, Pentacrest Museums, 319-335-1082,; Steve Parrott, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0037, Writer: Ryan Lindsay