International exhibits help ui museum of art set attendance record _ the gazette

A room of paintings on display at the University of Iowa Museum of Art gallery at the IMU is shown on Friday, December, 20, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. Hawaii vacation all inclusive package deals Since the Flood of 2008 the museum has held exhibitions in a variety of locations, attracting 146,470 visitors over the 2012-13 school year. Family travel packages to hawaii (Adam Wesley/Gazette-KCRG TV9)

Jackson Pollock’s “Mural,” commissioned in 1943 by Peggy Guggenheim, later gifted to the University of Iowa, has been at the Getty Center in Los Angeles since the summer of 2012 for examination, restoration and conservation efforts. Vacation plans to hawaii The painting will be on display there from Tuesday (3/11) to June 1. Hawaii holiday specials It will then travel back to Iowa, for an exhibtion at the Sioux City Art Center from June 10 through April 10, 2015.


The University of Iowa Museum of Art has experienced the veracity of that assertion in its exhibition of Pollock’s “Mural,” one of the American painter’s most famous works and widely recognized as a turning point for American art.

Peggy Guggenheim donated the painting — now worth an estimated $140 million — to UI in 1951, and the painting in recent years has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers via a handful of exhibitions.

In the 2013-14 academic year, the UI Museum of Art shattered its previous participation record of 146,470 by recording 538,260 guests to its events and exhibits — 304,349 who came by way of Mural’s Getty exhibition in Los Angeles.

From L.A., Mural traveled to Venice, Italy, for a UI-organized “Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible” exhibition that included dozens more works from the UI collection. Big island hawaii vacation rentals From April 23 to Nov. Vacation deals hawaii 16, 2015, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presented the show, which The Guardian called a “knockout” that “busts all the myths (of Pollock).”

That Italian exhibition attracted 253,590 visitors — or an average 1,448 guests a day during the Venice Arts Biennale — before moving on to the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin, Germany, where another 71,408 people viewed it.

Those numbers grew the UI Museum of Art 2015-2016 attendance to 627,627 visitors — breaking the previous high and setting another record, according to a Thursday announcement.

“The whole world is celebrating what we have. Cheap flights and accommodation to hawaii The whole world sees what we have as important and worth visiting and worth studying,” UI Museum of Art Executive Director Sean O’Harrow said. All inclusives hawaii vacation packages “And we should be really proud. All inclusive hawaii packages We should shed our Iowan shyness and be really proud of what we have.”

O’Harrow said UI art museum staff spent at least six years curating the exhibit that culminated in Venice last year. Deals for hawaii And, he said, it served not only as a form of diplomacy for the state, but the nation.

“It was so important that the U.S. Resort hawaii diplomatic mission … Hawaii resorts they put their logo on our exhibition,” he said. Trips to hawaii “It was deemed as an international-level representation for the United States of America.”

The UI Art Museum lost its former home along Riverside Drive in the historic 2008 floods, forcing staff to get creative in how its collection is displayed and requiring the campus to build again. Hawaii all inclusive vacation packages That process has been long and involved, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency first denying a UI appeal for assistance followed by a university decision to pull out of a public-private partnership to rebuild on prime downtown property.

Now the university is moving forward with plans to build a new art museum on campus, near the UI Main Library. 2 island hawaii vacation packages Officials expect the project is going to cost $50 to $60 million and be open by 2019.

In the interim phase, the staff has found creative ways to engage audiences — not just across the nation and world but in Iowa. All inclusive hawaii Temporary exhibitions are on display in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus and in Davenport’s Figge Art Museum.

In the 2015-2016 school year, the museum’s educational programs brought art directly to 65,347 Kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Iowa — representing an increase from 25,505 in 2013-14. Hawaii specials all inclusive Other outreach efforts included museum partnerships in Waverly and Mason City, where 2,160 visited UI art museum exhibitions.

Nearly 104,000 viewed UI art at the Figge Art Museum, 2,619 engaged in the collection through UI college tours and classes, 7,941 participated via public programming, and 318 viewed the work at senior living communities across Iowa.

The museum totals also include website traffic — 71,119 visited the museum’s “Art & Life in Africa” page, while the main museum website had 41,172 visits.

O’Harrow said the museum’s recent success, despite lacking a physical home, bodes well for its future — although he’ll have to watch from afar. Multi island hawaii vacation packages At the end of this month, O’Harrow, a native of Hawaii, is leaving Iowa to run the Honolulu Museum of Art.

While the university conducts a nationwide search for his replacement, former U.S. Inclusive hawaii trips Rep. Hawaii travel packages cheap Jim Leach is to serve as interim director of the UI Museum of Art. Hawaii vacation islands Leach, after serving in Congress for three decades, is current UI chair in public affairs and a visiting professor in the UI College of Law and Department of Political Science.