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Video & discussion on Jackson Pollock’s MURAL


The public is invited to join Ellsworth Community College students and staff for a viewing of the documentary “Jackson Pollock’s MURAL: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece.” The video will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 pm followed by a discussion with University of Iowa Museum of Art staff members. The event will be held in ECC’s Kruse Main Hall, in Hamilton Auditorium.

“This is a film about a journey – the journey of how one painting changed the course of modern American art over 70 years ago, and the painting’s journey around the world after a disastrous flood destroyed the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA),” says Elizabeth Wallace, UIMA Public Relations Coordinator. “This documentary not only fully illuminates the history of Jackson Pollock’s Mural, it also vividly demonstrates the importance of this painting and the collections of the UIMA to the people of Iowa.”

Wallace continues, “As part of the University of Iowa, UIMA is the steward of the people’s art and we want everyone in the state to feel a sense of ownership and pride in their museum. Kirk Murray, Director of Photography, and Dana Telsrow, Assistant Editor and Graphics Animator, along with others from the University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communication, worked on the film for over a year. Producer/Director Kevin Kelley, an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, proposed the project because of his love for art and passion for a new University of Iowa Museum of Art.”

The 40-minute documentary will be of interest to art lovers, history buffs, and those interested in the University of Iowa Museum of Art. There will be no charge for viewing the documentary.

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