University of Iowa Building $60 Million Museum to House Pollock Masterwork

June 7th, 2016

The University of Iowa is moving forward with a $60 million plan to build a new art museum complex on its Des Moines campus, which will house its collection, including Jackson Pollock’s iconic Mural from 1943.  “This project would bring the art collection back on campus by constructing a new museum building coupled with the renovation of existing space within the UI Main Library,” the construction proposal reads. “Given the importance of access to the collection for students, faculty and the university community, locating a new and permanent facility on or near the main campus core is an important feature of the proposed site.”

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