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ART OF THE MONTH DEC. 13 -- The final session of the University of Iowa Museum of Art's Art of the Month minicourse will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the museum. The minicourse, "Who Makes Art: The Role of Scholars, Anthropologists and Ethnographers in Appropriating and Labeling Non-Western Aesthetic Objects," consists of four monthly sessions, each focusing on scholarship's impact on the analysis and exhibition of non-Western art.

The sessions, which are open to the public free of charge, are led by Jennifer Vigil, a doctoral student in 20th-century American art, and Brenda Molife, a doctoral candidate in African art.

The Dec. 13 discussion will bring to a conclusion the course's analysis of the process involved in recognizing non-Western aesthetic objects as works of art, as opposed to anthropological or archaeological artifacts.

Articles relevant to the discussion will be placed on reserve in the art library and the museum prior to the discussion. Participants are encouraged but not required to read the articles before the session.

New participants are welcome to come to this final Art of the Month session for the fall semester.

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PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE 'LAST CHANCE' CONCERT DEC. 14 -- The University of Iowa Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of faculty member Dan Moore, will present its semi-annual, semester-ending "Last Chance" Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in Voxman Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Students in percussion studies will present a variety of solo and duo performances during the free concert, which is both the last chance for the percussion students to get performance experience and the last chance for audiences to attend a School of Music concert before the UI winter break.