UI receives $500,000 toward museum collection

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 06, 2013 5:00 AM

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UI Museum of Art will receive $500,000, will benefit collection-sharing project University of Iowa graduate Matthew and wife Kay Bucksbaum of Chicago recently donated $500,000 to the “Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections Sharing Project.” The project brings art exhibitions to various art centers, museums, and nonprofit galleries across Iowa.

Matthew Bucksbaum received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949, and he is now a prominent figure in commercial real estate.

The museum building was devastated in the 2008 flood. 

The UI collection of 14,000 pieces of artwork are now located across the state, with a majority of the art work being located in the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

— by Lauren Coffey

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