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Release: Oct. 5, 1999
Kinsey presents 'Eve Drewelowe: An Iowa Collection'
at Saturday Scholars
IOWA CITY, Iowa A little-known chapter of art
history from the University of Iowa will be brought to light when Joni Kinsey,
associate professor of American art, presents: "Eve Drewelowe: An Iowa Collection"
during Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m., Room
40, Schaeffer Hall.
Eve Drewelowe received her Master of Fine Arts degree
from the University of Iowa in 1924 and is thought to be the first woman in
the country to receive an MFA from a university in that major. She subsequently
married and moved to Colorado, but spent her life making art. When she died
in 1988 she bequeathed her entire life's collection to the University of Iowa.
Kinsey, associate professor of American art and curator
of the Eve Drewelowe collection, said, "Numbering in the hundreds of works--paintings,
sculptures, and works on paper--this collection is a remarkable assemblage,
revealing many interesting aspects of the struggles of women artists in the
20th century. As such it is one of the important collections here at the University
of Iowa. Drewelowe, a lovable eccentric, and her work make a fascinating glimpse
into the changes in art and women's lives in the past century."
Kinsey received her Ph.D. in art history from Washington
University in St. Louis. She is the author of Thomas Moran and the Surveying
of the American West (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992), Plain Pictures:
Images of the American Prairie (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996; winner
of the Eugene M. Kayden National Book Award, 1996), The Majesty of the Grand
Canyon: 150 Years in Art (First Glance Books, 1998) and numerous articles
and chapters of books and exhibition catalogues.
She has worked extensively with museums on a variety
of exhibitions, including curating Plain Pictures: Images of the American
Prairie, the first major exhibition devoted to the subject in 1996 that toured
nationally. Her research focuses on American landscape painting and theory,
art and the environment, art of the American West, the history of women artists
in the United States.
Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind series
is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and is free and open to the public.
Future programs include: "The Return of Little Big Man," Brooks Landon,
professor of English, Oct. 16, 10 a.m., Room 40 Schaeffer Hall; and "Behind
the Scenes: Contemporary Lighting Design," Bryon Winn, assistant professor
of theatre arts, Oct. 23, 10 a.m., E.C., Mabie Theatre.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability
who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please
contact College of Liberal Arts in advance at 335-2611.