First Friday: February 2018

  • 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

118 E. College Street, Iowa City

Party for art at the next University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) First Friday reception at FilmScene! UIMA First Fridays provide an ideal chance to usher in your weekend, enjoy the work of local artists, and mingle with other art-enthusiasts.

The February First Friday event will present the visual art of Anthony Plaut. Featuring pieces in 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and video formats, Plaut’s work at FilmScene will be thematically focused on a few important art, artists, and art events of the twentieth century, including Yoko Ono, Marcel Duchamp, and Otto Freundlich. The evening will include the screening of a five-minute silent video that tells the story of Otto Freundlich’s connection to Plaut’s family (screenings will be at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30pm). There will also be intermittent demonstrations of Plaut’s “Typer Piper” which is a mechanical sculpture that enables the user to simultaneously type a creative essay and compose music. Plaut will be available throughout the event to describe his creative process, talk about each work, and answer questions.

Anthony Plaut is a professor of studio art in the Department of Art and Art History at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA. He teaches painting, drawing, collage/assemblage, and a senior seminar. His undergraduate BA is from Cornell College and he earned his MFA at the University of Chicago.

First Fridays are free and open to the public with complimentary popcorn and a cash bar.

Consider becoming a UIMA member! Courtesies include home delivery of the UIMA Magazine and a personalized Membership Card, which entitles you to free entry to the Figge Art Museum and reciprocal admission to other art museums around the country.

First Fridays for the 2017-2018 season are generously sponsored by John S. & Patricia C. Koza, H. Dee & Myrene R. Hoover, and John R. Menninger.

Cost: Free


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art in advance at 335-1727.