Willard L. Boyd Named Interim Director of University Of Iowa Museum

Willard L. Boyd, Rawlings-Miller Professor of Law and president emeritus of the University of Iowa and The Field Museum of Chicago, will serve as interim director of the UI Museum of Art, effective, July 1. A search is under way for a permanent director.

Boyd, who serves as chair of the Iowa Cultural Trust, is a member of the U.S. Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the board of National Arts Strategies. He has served as chair of the National Museum Services Board, and as a member of the National Council on the Arts, the Advisory Committee for the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts and Humanities Iowa.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art, established in 1969, has one of the top university art collections in the country. Approximately 12,400 objects constitute diverse collections that include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, textiles, jade, and silver. The Elliott Collection includes paintings by Braque, De Chirico, Kandinsky, Léger, Marc, Matisse, Picasso, and Vlaminck, among others. The Stanley Collection of African Art is part of one of the most significant collections of African art in the country which today numbers almost 2,000 objects.

Photo: Tom Langdon

University of Iowa Museum of Art
1375 Highway 1 West
1840 Studio Arts Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Telephone: 319.335.1727


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