Bound for La Biennale

Jackson Pollock’s Mural, Iowa’s most famous painting and one of the world’s most significant and iconic Modern masterpieces, will soon head to Italy for the prestigious Venice Art Biennale along with nearly two dozen other works of art as part of an exhibition titled “Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible.” 

The exhibition, organized by the University of Iowa Museum of Art, will take up residence April 25 through Nov. 16 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Approximately half of the art comes from the University of Iowa Museum of Art  (UIMA) collection; others come from institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

“This show offers a completely different take on Jackson Pollock and the art that has its roots in 1940s America, particularly during the war,” says Sean O’Harrow, director of the museum. “The effects this period of Pollock’s life had on the development

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