University of Iowa Museum of Art
1375 Highway 1 West
Iowa City, IA 52242
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- (319) 335-1727
- (319) 335-3677
- The University of Iowa Museum of Art has several locations due to the closing of our building following the flood of 2008. For all of our locations and hours please visit our website
- Selections from over 14,000 works in the permanent collection; as well as temporary exhibitions
The University of Iowa Museum of Art opened in 1969, although the art collections of the University of Iowa predate the Museum of Art by several decades. During the 1940s and 1950s, the University's School of Art and Art History presented exhibitions of contemporary art and acquired works from these exhibitions. Many of the Museum's most important paintings were acquired during these years, including Max Beckmann's Karneval, and Joan Miro's 1939 A Drop of Dew Falling from the Wing of a Bird Awakens Rosalie Asleep in the Shade of a Cobweb. Jackson Pollock's Mural was given to the University by Peggy Guggenheim in 1953.
Please visit our website: uima.uiowa.edu for museum news and event details!