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Written by Susan Horan   
Thursday, 24 March 2011 07:31

Davenport, Iowa – March, 2011– “The Pollock ‘Mural’ Debate: What Have We Learned?” is the topic of a presentation set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street in Davenport.

The presentation and discussion is a collaborative effort of the Figge and the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA). Andrew J. Butler, president of the board of directors of the Figge Art Museum, and UIMA Executive Director Sean O’Harrow will comment on the questions raised by recent efforts by state legislators to mandate the sale of the Jackson Pollock’s “Mural” as a means of providing scholarships for UI students.

The presentation will also examine the role of art objects and art museums in public education, including the role of real objects for use in teaching; and how cultural institutions advance economic development.

Participants will also have the opportunity to see “Mural,” which is on display at the Figge, along with other UIMA works of art following the flood of 2008.

Free with Figge membership or paid admission.  University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff are admitted to the Figge free of charge with a UI ID card. UIMA donors are admitted free with their donor courtesy cards.

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225 W. 2nd Street|Davenport, Iowa|52801


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