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Release: March 30, 1999


LECTURE ON PICASSO APRIL 7 -- Art Historian Robert Rosenblum will speak on "Bouguereau versus Picasso: Art in 1900" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building. Rosenblum's lecture, which is sponsored by the UI School of Art and Art History, will be free and open to the public.

Rosenblum is a professor of fine arts at New York University and a part-time curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He is the author of numerous books on modern art, including "Cubism and 20th-Century Art," "Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition," "Frank Stella," "Mel Ramos: Pop Images" and "The Paintings of August Strindberg." Other books include "19th Century Art" with H. W. Janson, "The International Style of 1800," "Jean-August-Dominique Ingres" and "The Dog in Art from Rococo to Post-Modernism."

His published articles span many topics, from Neoclassicism to the art of the 1980s, and they have appeared in both specialized art journals and large-circulation magazines, including Art in America, Architectural Digest, New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, ARTnews, Art and Design, Partisan Review and Vogue.

Rosenblum has presented lectures in universities and museums, both in the Unites States and around the world. He has helped create BBC radio programs on Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, the TV film "Picasso: Legacy of a Genius," and audiotapes for the Picasso retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His "Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition" was nominated for a National Book Award, and he has received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1984, and he received the Golden Dozen Teachers Award at New York University in 1994.

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LECTURE ON ATONAL MUSIC APRIL 9 -- Michael Buchler, who teaches music theory at the University of Iowa School of Music, will speak on "Scale-Step Sequences in Atonal Music: Linear Techniques in Lutoslawski, Messiaen and Others" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 in Room 1027 of the UI Voxman Music Building.

Buchler's lecture, which is part of the Colloquium series sponsored by the musicology and music theory areas of the UI School of Music, will be free and open to the public.

Buchler said that in his lecture he will be "looking at a rather undeveloped field in musical analysis." Buchler explained that sequence -- the repetition of a musical idea or motive at different pitch levels -- has been extensively analyzed in tonal music, but that relatively little analysis has been done of sequences in atonal music.

Buchler joined the faculty of the UI School of Music in 1996. He holds degrees in music theory from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music. He has presented lectures and scholarly papers at music theory conferences around the United States and by invitation at Northwestern University. He is a reader for the AP test in music theory, and this summer will be conducting a workshop on teaching music theory to high school students.

At the UI Buchler teaches music theory courses and seminars, supervises doctoral, masters and honors students in the School of Music, and has developed instructional web sites for undergraduate music theory courses.

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LECTURE ABOUT ZULU MUSICIANS APRIL 9 -- Louise Meintjes, a distinguished ethnomusicologist from South Africa, will speak about the music of the Zulu people of Africa at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 in Room 122 of MacBride Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Meintjes lecture, ""They Say': Performance, Injury, Zulu Music Production," will be free and open to the public. It is sponsored jointly by the UI School of Music, the department of anthropology and the program in Literature, Science and the Arts. It is presented in conjunction with a class on "Nationalism and Music" taught by ethnomusicologist T.M. Scruggs of the UI School of Music.