GALLERY OF ART
GALLERY OF ART
10 am – 7 pm, Monday – Thursday
12 pm – 5 pm, Friday – Saturday; and by appointment.
Nocturnes: Night Skies in Nineteenth-Century
Art and the Darker Side of Modern Art
August 22 – October 15, 2016
This exhibition is curated by Alice M. Phillips and organized by Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) Collections-Sharing Project supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.
The UNI Gallery of Art is proud to participate in this collections-sharing initiative, which allows the campus community and art patrons in the region an opportunity to see important artworks from UIMA.
The following programs were facilitated by Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project and supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family:
Also, at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, a lecture titled “Nocturne in Time & Space” will be presented in KAB 111 by designer and University of Iowa lecturer Wonjae Lee.
Phillips states, "The night sky has long instilled a sense of wonder and curiosity in earthbound observers, not to mention moonlight’s popular association with illusions, apparitions and enchantment. This selection of works explores our enduring interest in observing the atmospheric phenomena, illuminated cityscapes and phantasmagoria that emerge from darkness."
Gallery Calendar ˅
August 22 – October 15 | October 27 – November 28 | December 8 – 17, 2016
Please note, the Gallery will be closed during the Thanksgiving break.
On September 15 at 6:00 p.m. in KAB 111, Musicologist Dr. Alison Alstatt will present a lecture titled "Strangers in a Strange Land: Spanish Chant Manuscript Leaves in the UNI Permanent Art Collection." In addition, medieval chants from the manuscript leaves will be performed by Cantorei directed by Dr. John Wiles.
Like the UNI Gallery of Art, the UNI Permanent Art Collection serves as an educational complement to the UNI Department of Art and as an educational, research, and cultural resource for the UNI and Iowa communities. The majority of 13th through 17th century illuminated manuscripts in the Collection were previously owned by Otto F. Ege, an early 20th century distributor of medieval books of hours, bibles, and various religious and secular manuscripts. The French and Spanish Gregorian chant pages in the Collection were purchased in Chicago in the late 1950s, one of which was most recently on display in the Gallery in 2013. The other two have now been conservation mounted, making it possible for all three to appear together for the first time.
"Illuminating Manuscripts" offers itself as a conversation between object and viewer. The exhibition showcases the medieval manuscripts in the UNI Permanent Art Collection augmented by holdings from Rod Library’s Special Collections. It explores aspects of culture, subject, artist, manufacture, and technique. The works, selected last spring by Dr. Charles Adelman, and Gallery Director, Darrell Taylor, were used as the basis for upper level art history research topics, the results of which accompany the works.