CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 10, 1999
UI Museum of Art offers Art of the Month mini-course
on literary connections in art
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Art of the Month, a free mini-course
presented by the University of Iowa Museum of Art, will get underway for the
fall semester at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in the museum. This semester's
course, "Literary Connections," will be open to the public free of charge.
Art of the Month sessions will be held once per month
for three months, with additional sessions to be held Saturdays Oct. 16 and
Nov. 13. New participants are welcome at each Art of the Month session.
The monthly sessions will be held in the Member's
Lounge of the Museum of Art. This fall the program has been subtitled "Satisfy
your Appetite for Art." Bruegger's Bagel Bakery of Iowa City will provide
a mini-brunch of coffee, bagels and cream cheese for each session. Seating
in the Member's Lounge will be limited.
The first session, "Fantasy and Social Concern: Prints
by Max Klinger," will be taught by Elizabeth VanArragon, a doctoral student
in the UI School of Art and Art History.
A late 19th-century German artist, Klinger was popular
in his own time for his paintings, sculptures and graphic works. The latter
in particular reflected his interest in the realm of fantasy and have been
considered part of the revival of early 19th-century Romantic themes in German
art and culture.
In her Art of the Month session, VanArragon will discuss
Klinger's print series "On Death," Part I, created in 1898, which forms part
of the museum's permanent collection. VanArragon will focus on the religious,
mythological and contemporary literary and visual sources that Klinger drew
upon in the print series.
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive
in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in
UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of