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Release: April 18, 2003

Museum of Art Offers Tour Of 'Paintings by Marvin Cone' May 4

A free public tour highlighting the exhibition "Rural Visions: Paintings by Marvin Cone" will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

"Rural Visions: Paintings by Marvin Cone" is one of three exhibitions on display as part of "Celebrating the Farm: The Art of Living on the Land." The exhibition will be on view at the UI Museum of Art through May 4.

The tour will cover 26 oil paintings by the modernist and regionalist artist, who was a Cedar Rapids native. Cone's work highlights the colorful backdrop of eastern Iowa during the 1930s and '40s by abstractly depicting the rural architecture and landscape of the time.

Cone studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ecole des Beauz Arts in Montpellier, France before returning to Iowa to teach French and Art at Coe College.

Cone's paintings featured in the exhibition are borrowed largely from private collections and have rarely been seen.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, Writer: Dana Kavan.