Daniel Heyman exhibition EXTENDED to Jan. 18

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will extend the run of the current exhibition Eye Witness: Daniel Heyman's Portraits of Iraqi Torture Victims through Jan. 18.

The show, which is on display in the Old Capitol Museum's Hanson Family Humanities Gallery on the UI Pentacrest (map), had been slated to close Jan. 4. The two-week extension provides additional viewing opportunities, as the Old Capitol Museum will be closed for maintenance Dec. 22 through Jan. 5.

Heyman, a Philadelphia-based artist, has used his recent work to address human rights issues surrounding the Iraqi war. Since 2006 he has traveled to the Middle East on multiple occasions with a team of lawyers to witness interviews with former Iraqi detainees. Drawing on these first-hand experiences, he created spare, expressionistic portraits of more than 25 released prisoners of all ages, occupations and backgrounds, telling their stories by inscribing their words in the space surrounding their figures. Visit Heyman's website for more information on his work.

Heyman recently visited the UI to speak with classes and participate in several free, public events. See these previous blog entries for more information on Heyman's visit:
* "UIMA on 'Know the Score LIVE!'"
* "Gallery Talk: Daniel Heyman"
* "Eye Witness Exhibition on display"
* "Daniel Heyman's Visit"

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