Iowa Alumni Magazine | June 2008 | Reviews

The Iowa Gallery: Digitized Art Collections of the University of Iowa

By IAM Staff
The Blue Horse, Marc Chagall, ca. 1926-1928, 32-7/8 inches by 21-1/8 inches oil painting, University of Iowa Museum of Art Digital Collection, Iowa Gallery, Gift of Owen and Leone Elliott.

Art and technology merge seamlessly in a new website that puts on display more than 15,000 images taken from University of Iowa art collections.

From the high-profile works of Grant Wood and Jackson Pollock to the lesser-known art of UI graduate students and local artists, The Iowa Gallery provides a wide array of offerings in a variety of media—including etchings, photographs, literature, and jewelry. The searchable collection developed by UI Libraries staff is divided into three sub-collections, representing work from the UI Museum of Art, the School of Art and Art History Graduate Archive, and the "Daily Palette" project.

Already a valuable research tool for UI students, the gallery has plenty to interest everyone from the casual browser to the serious art-lover.