Last updated: 12/29/2011
Iowa City, Iowa
Address
1375 Highway 1 West
1840 Studio Arts Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
phone: 319-335-1727
e-mail: uima@uiowa.edu
web: uima.uiowa.edu
Hours
N/A
Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, Saturday12 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Sean O'harrow, Executive Director
Kathleen Edwards, Chief Curator
Erika Brown, Manager of Marketing and Communications
Description

The University of Iowa Museum of Art, established in 1969, has one of the top university art collections in the country. Approximately 12,400 objects constitute diverse collections that include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, textiles, jade, and silver.

Mission

The University of Iowa Museum of Art facilitates the meaningful and significant experience of works of art. It seeks to engage its public in understanding the nature of art as an aesthetic inquiry into reality and the study of art's history in its cultural context. These activities are performed as part of the University of Iowa's mission of education and research in service to the people of Iowa.

Artifact Collections

The UIMA holds one of the country's finest and most well-respected collections of African art, which is supplemented in the gallery by vivid textual and video displays. The African collection presents a well-rounded view of the artistic diversity found throughout the continent. In addition to world-renowned pieces from cultures in West and Central Africa, visitors will find works from all regions of the African continent in a wide range of media including figural sculpture, textiles, masks, ceramics, beadwork and metalwork.

Educational Programs

The UIMA Education Department organizes a wide range of programs for audiences of all ages. Each event serves to further our mission of bringing the experience of art to the greatest range of audiences possible. UIMA Education staff members provide several school programs for K-12 students. Since the 2008 flood closed the former Museum building on Riverside Drive and made school field trips to visit the museum impossible, the UIMA has modified many of its educational programs. In particular, the K-12 programs "Widen Our World" (WOW!) and "Discover Africa" now travel to the schools, bringing students into close contact with hands-on art objects. In addition to its outreach programs, the Museum continues to offer special exhibition-related events such as artists' talks and lectures

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Publications

The UIMA boasts a biannual glossy magazine, along with exhibition catalogues and other interpretive materials.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Online Gift Shop

Group Tours

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