Exhibition Lecture: Keith Achepohl Eighty Years a Nomad: Saddle Bags Loaded

  • 7:30 PM–8:30 PM

116 Art Building West
141 N Riverside Drive, Iowa City


Artists build their own protective gardens to inhabit. Achepohl likes to leap the fence occasionally to discover what is outside the boundaries, to bring back ideas and plant new seeds for new growth.

Since graduating from Iowa in 1960, Achepohl has shown his work in more than two hundred juried exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and it is in the permanent collections of more than eighty institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Art Institute of Chicago, Seattle Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the New York and Philadelphia public libraries, the art museum in Kobe, Japan, and the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid.

Achepohl has received over thirty awards, including Fulbright grants to Turkey and Egypt, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, a Richard Florsheim Art Fund award, and U.S.I.A. grants for lecturing in Germany, Turkey, Italy, and Egypt. Most recently he received a Morris Graves Foundation residency.

For almost twenty-five years, Achepohl has worked in Venice, Italy, for part of each summer. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Bags still packed.


Cost: Free

Contact: elizabeth-m-wallace@uiowa.edu

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