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This event has been canceled due to illness.

Nov. 17, 2006

Curator From New York's Guggenheim Museum Will Lecture At UI Nov. 30

Robert Rosenblum of New York University and the Guggenheim Museum will present a lecture, "From Stubbs to Delacroix: Animal Liberation in Romantic Art," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Room 240 of the University of Iowa Art Building West.

A reception will follow in the Willis Atrium of the UI Museum of Art (UIMA). Both events are free and open to the public.

Rosenblum is the Henry Ittleson Jr. Professor of Modern European Art at NYU and Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of 20th-Century Art at the Guggenheim.

Rosenblum's talk is presented in association with the UIMA exhibition "Animal Expressions: International Perspectives from the Permanent Collection of the UI Museum of Art," on view in the Hoover-Paul Gallery until Dec. 31.

The exhibition, organized by the Animal Studies Group in the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, features more than 50 prints, drawings, lithographs and photographs depicting animals and human-animal relationships. Artists include William Hogarth, George Grosz, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen.

This exhibition invites viewers to ponder artists' exploration of the sometimes disturbing, always evocative ways humans interact with animals by focusing on seven themes: animal companions, working animals, animals and human combat, animal aggression, animals as spectacle, taxonomy, and metaphors and monsters.

Rosenblum is an internationally renowned art historian, the author of and contributor to many books including "Best in Show: The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today," "19th-Century Art," "Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition: Friedrich to Rothko" and "Cubism and 20th Century Art."

The lecture is sponsored by the UI 18th- and 19th-Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium, the School of Art and Art History, International Programs and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

The 18th and 19th Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium is an interdisciplinary group at the UI fostering connections among scholars whose work focuses on the 18th and 19th centuries. For more information, please visit

The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies is a place and a program dedicated to scholarship. It provides a uniquely supportive environment where scholars working individually or in collaboration can reflect, write, and meet in easy interchange. For more information, please visit

UI International Programs provides a rich array of international, academic and cultural opportunities for our students and for citizens throughout the state. International Programs seeks to promote international scholarship and educational exchange, as well as to help create a community and society responsive to the increasingly international needs and obligations of citizenship. For more information, please visit

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Art and Art History web site at

The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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