Coming soon -- Videos from the UIMA

Audiences and organizations everywhere are discovering that multimedia is an exciting way to connect through the Internet, and the UIMA is excited to announce that it will soon be joining in!

Today, the UIMA Marketing and Media staff purchased a camcorder and equipment to start creating video content for the Museum's website, blog, and other social media outlets.

We hope to begin filming High Definition videos of the UIMA's happenings as soon as possible, especially with the many big events coming up next week:

-- "When Values Collide: Financial Asset or Cultural Resource," a free, public lecture about deaccessioning with veteran cultural journalist Lee Rosenbaum, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the University Athletic Club, 1360 Melrose Ave.

-- "Conversation about the future of the UI Museum of Art," a public discussion with University officials, including UI President Sally Mason and Executive Vice President and Provost Wallace Loh, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Bijou Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union

-- Exhibit opening of A Legacy for Iowa: Pollock’s Mural and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of Art Sunday, April 19, noon to 5 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa

Many museums are expanding their presence on the web through multimedia. Recently, the Indianapolis Museum of Art founded the site ArtBabble, a place for museums across the country to post videos of artist interviews, exhibitions, lectures, and other behind-the-scenes features. In the near future, we hope the UIMA can join the partners of this exciting new site, which already include the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the New York Public Library.

Keep checking the "Art Matters" blog as the UIMA begins posting videos in the next few weeks!

--Claire Lekwa, UIMA Marketing and Media Intern

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