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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 9, 2004

'American Gothic' Collector To Speak At Triangle Club

On Sunday, Feb. 15, the Triangle Faculty Club of the University of Iowa will have its fifth presentation of the academic year, "The American Gothic: History, Folklore, and Lots of Parodies," in conjunction with Sunday brunch at the University Athletic Club. This presentation will feature Dr. Patrick Lloyd, chair of the UI Department of Family Dentistry and dean designate at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Lloyd's hobby is collecting historical facts and parodies of Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic." He has interviewed people associated with the painting, visited sites of special relevance and amassed one of the largest collections of American Gothic paraphernalia in the country. He will share the best of the best from his collection, along with interesting anecdotes.

Patrick M. Lloyd, D.D.S., M.S., is a 1978 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry. His certificate in prosthodontics was awarded from the Veterans Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Triangle Club membership is open to UI Faculty, administrators and Iowa City/Coralville/Johnson County community members. For more information, contact Dr. Axel Ruprecht, secretary-treasurer at 319-335-7341.

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