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GRADUATE DANCE CONCERT JAN. 30-31 -- The University of Iowa dance department will present a Graduate Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, in the Space/Place Theatre of UI North Hall.

The concert will feature new works by UI graduate-student choreographers and dancers: a duet and a group piece by Sabrina Madison-Cannon, a solo by Kirsten Kaschock, a duet and a group piece by Sara Semonis, a duet and a group piece by Shouze Ma, a solo by Babs Case, a duet by Mark Gomez and a trio by Sarah Jane Duax.

Admission to the Graduate Dance Concert will be $5 ($4 for UI students, senior citizens and children 17 and younger) at the door.

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GALLERY TOUR FEB. 4 -- Vicki Rovine, curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, will present a gallery tour and talk about the exhibition "Pueblo Memories: Fred Kent's 1923 Southwestern Journey" at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

The presentation, part of the museum's weekly "Perspectives" series, will be open to the public free of charge.

Kent, a longtime resident of Iowa City, served as the official UI photographer for 47 years.

The exhibition focuses on a trip Kent took in 1923 to the American Southwest, where he spent several months taking photographs and collecting Native American works of art. Many of the objects, including a group of rugs, were donated to the museum's permanent collection by Kent's daughter, Barbara Buckley.

In addition to these objects, the exhibition contains approximately 30 photographs on loan from Buckley, including several black-and-white images known as stereographs, which appear to be three-dimensional when seen through a stereographic viewer.

Rovine said, "The exhibition will offer insight into what it was like for someone at this time period to travel the Southwest as a tourist, specifically someone who had a real interest in the region and its people."

The exhibition will be on display in the museum through March 1.

M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers, Inc., of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor for the 1997-98 Perspectives series at the UI Museum of Art, through the University of Iowa Foundation. The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day of Rovine's talk. Admission is free.