Sneak preview: UIMA@IMU

Throughout August, Maggie Anderson, UIMA Media and Marketing Manager, documented the UIMA@IMU's transformation into the museum's new temporary on-campus art space. Renovated from the Richey Ballroom to a sleek, state-of-the-art venue, the UIMA@IMU will open to the public on Sept. 8 with a global selection of art from the UIMA's collection, as can be seen in the pictures above. The installation features more than 250 art objects from a wide range of locales and periods -- Africa, China, Japan, Tibet, and the Ancient Americas among them -- as well 20th-century European and American ceramics, conceptual art and a changing selection of figurative art. In addition, the more than 250 prints, drawings and photographs that had been available since October in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections will move to the UIMA@IMU for a total of more than 500 objects. I'm sure this tantalizing preview will only whet your appetite for more come the opening next Tuesday. We hope to see you all there!

Check out the press release here for more information on the UIMA@IMU.

Coming soon: Q&A with UIMA Chief Curator Kathy Edwards about highlights and what visitors can expect to see when they visit the UIMA@IMU next week.

--Claire Lekwa, UIMA Marketing and Media Assistant

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