CONTACT: MARK SCHANTZ
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 16, 2000
UI, Milman reach settlement of civil suit case
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa and Estera Milman have reached
a settlement of the civil suit brought by Milman against Steven Prokopoff,
W.H. Knight, Jr., and Jon Whitmore. Milman had alleged the defendants improperly
interfered with her work on grant-funded research and exhibitions, particularly
"No!Art and the Aesthetics of Doom," funded by a grant from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
Under the settlement, which is a compromise of a disputed claim, the exhibit
is expected to originate at Northwestern University in late 2001 and be installed
for eight weeks at the University of Iowa Museum of Art beginning sometime
between February and April 2002.
The settlement also makes provision for Milman's future employment at the
university and for financial assistance with Milman's attorney fees. Both
Milman and the university consider the settlement to be a satisfactory resolution
of the litigation.