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Release: Dec. 3, 2001

Photo: University of Iowa Museum of Art; Mero, Sudan, 1998; Lynn Davis; silver print toned with sepia and selenium; Edwin B. Green American Art Acquisition Endowment.

Exhibition at UI Museum of Art will explore the photography of buildings

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Art will be the site of "From the Outside In: Photographs of Buildings," Dec. 8 through March 14.

Included in the exhibition will be images by Julius Shulman, Toshio Shibata, Lynn Davis, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, William Christenberry, James Casebere and other photographers, selected from the museum's collection and loaned from private collections. Included are photographs from the United States, Germany, Japan, France and England.

Curator Kathleen Edwards says, "Photographs of buildings are uniquely suited to examinations of history, societal attitudes, and individual memory. Many of our ideas of what defines our homes, and different times and places, come from taking and looking at photographs. These photographs can be souvenirs of experiences, accumulations of facts, studies of changing environments, and reflections on relationships between people and the spaces in which they exist, as well as investigations of forms in light."

The works in the exhibition span a period of eight decades -- from the 1920s through the 1990s -- and the subjects range from ancient pyramids to modern houses.

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