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UI Museum of Art's weekly Perspectives series will air on public
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The weekly Perspectives series at the University
of Iowa Museum of Art will make its primetime debut at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 29 on Iowa City public access television, available through local
TCI cable on channel two.
This series will be featured twice weekly, Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. and
Thursdays at 9 p.m.
Emily Vermillion, curator of education at the Museum of Art, and Lane
Wyrick, videographer and head of Xap productions, created the project as
a way to expand the accessibility of the museum's programs to the general
The UI Museum of Art's Perspectives series is a weekly program featuring
lectures and gallery tours of the museum's exhibitions. The program is
presented at 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Museum of Art.
Wyrick said, "we hope to reach a broad audience through public
access television. It's unfortunate that many people cannot attend the
Perspectives lectures since they fall in the middle of the workday. With
the programs scheduled to air twice a week, before the news on Thursday
and after it on Tuesday, we will now be able to bring an awareness of the
museum, and its specific artists, straight into people's homes."
The UI Museum of Art currently has a video archive of more than 75 past
Perspectives programs. Popular programs from the past will be broadcast
in addition to those scheduled to take place this year. All broadcasts
will be available on videotape at the museum for the general public to
check out free of charge.
Future Perspectives programs will feature talks about artists Weldon
Kees, Stuart Klipper and Robert Motherwell and will cover topics including
African miniature sculpture and 15th- to 17th-century European prints.
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor
for the 1998-99 Perspectives series at the UI Museum of Art, through the
University of Iowa Foundation.