Setting out at Dawn on an Autumn River

University of Iowa Museum of Art Permanent Collection

The University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) was established in 1969 and is considered one of the best university art museums in the country. It has a collection of over 15,000 objects which includes the Stanley Collection of African Art and Jackson Pollock's Mural (1943). Although the UIMA lost access to its building in the 2008 flood, its collection can be seen at the following temporary locations: Black Box Theater and Visual Classroom at the Iowa Memorial Union, Old Capitol Museum, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, and throughout the state of Iowa through its Legacies for Iowa Collections Sharing Project.


WANG HUI
Setting out at Dawn on an Autumn River, Hanging scroll, ink on silk, 119 1/2" x 33 1/2", 1715

Gift of Nancy Seiberling in memory of Frank Seiberling, University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1991.8

Wang Hui was one China's most famous landscape painters coming into the 18th century. He had an unmatched gift for bringing together styles of the ancient masters in fresh ways, resulting in paintings of places both familiar and yet newly imagined. The University of Iowa is privileged to count this exquisite hanging scroll as part of its permanent collection.

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