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Sean O’Harrow invited a Des Moines audience to hear a tale of artistic adventure when he presented at a University of Iowa Hawkeye Lunch and Learn lecture on the conservation of Jackson Pollock’s "Mural," perhaps the most significant and influential painting in American art since World War II.
UI curators Sarah Horgen, Elizabeth Reetz, and Julia DeSpain present a noon-hour Hawkeye Lunch and Learn lecture about the museum exhibits and mission.
One of the most influential American art works of the latter half of the 20th Century has been doing a painting’s version of “couch surfing” since it lost its home to massive flooding in 2008. Now it is returning home to Iowa, and its primary caretaker, Sean O’Harrow, director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, is sharing the tale of artistic adventure Tuesday, July 22 in Des Moines. O’Harrow will speak on, “Two Years in the Life of Iowa’s Most Famous Painting,” from noon to 1 p.m. at the UI John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines.
The Provost’s Office of Outreach and Engagement debuted the Hawkeye Lunch and Learn lecture series in January 2014 at the UI John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines. Linda Snetselaar, Associate Provost for Outreach and Engagement stated “We want to highlight ways the university is working with partners across the state, strengthening existing relationships and creating new ones”.
The Hawkeye Lunch and Learn events are offered monthly in Des Moines. Since the debut earlier this year, the lecture series has grown and currently offers lectures in the Iowa City area and at Rotaries across the state.
The lecture series is designed to connect Iowa communities, university faculty, government, and industry leaders. The UI Provost's Office of Outreach & Engagement sponsors the series. For questions regarding the Hawkeye Lunch and Learn events, please contact Outreach and Engagement Liaison Erika Christiansen at 319-335-0219.
Upcoming lectures are scheduled as followed:
- October 28: John Culshaw and David McCartney in Des Moines. RSVP here.
- November 12: David Frisvold in Iowa City. RSVP here.
- November 20: Sally Mason in Des Moines. RSVP here.
- December 10: Chuck Connerly and Nick Benson in Iowa City.
- December 16: Jon Winet in Des Moines.