UIMA @ the Figge: Exhibition opening April 19

As a result of the June 2008 flooding of the UI Museum of Art building (UIMA), the Museum’s collections and exhibitions have moved.

The UIMA invites you to visit our new temporary location at the Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second St., Davenport, IA, 52801, where modern masterworks by celebrated artists including Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse will be featured in an upcoming exhibition organized by the UIMA:

A Legacy for Iowa: Pollock’s Mural and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of Art Sunday, April 19–Sunday, Aug. 2.

Opening reception 12–5 p.m. April 19
Tours at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.

For more information on the exhibition, click here to read the press release.

Admission to the Figge is FREE for UI students, faculty, and staff who present their University ID cards and UIMA donors who present their donor courtesy card. The general public is also welcome at the event for regular Figge admission prices: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-12.

UI students can sign up to take a FREE bus to the opening, departing from the Studio Arts Building, 1375 Highway 1 West, at 1 p.m. for Davenport and returning at approximately 6 p.m. Those who wish to ride the bus must sign up to reserve their seat at the Studio Arts front desk, the Iowa Memorial Union box office, Old Capitol Museum, the Museum of Natural History, or by e-mailing benjamin-lipnick@uiowa.edu.

Hosting UIMA-organized exhibitions such as “A Legacy for Iowa” is just one aspect of the larger partnership between the UIMA and the Figge; the Figge will also store the UIMA collection until a permanent museum space in Iowa City becomes available. For more information, read the press release.

Visit the UIMA Website, www.uiowa.edu/uima, for more information, including a map and directions, to learn more about where and when our exhibitions and events will occurs while we await our new permanent home!

--Maggie Anderson, UIMA Marketing and Media Manager

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