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Why the Jackson Pollock 'Mural' Should Stay out of Politics

Event Start DateWednesday, April 27, 2011
Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Event Start Time4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
CostCost: free

Museums Gifts and Acquisitions: Why the Jackson Pollock "Mural" Should Stay out of State Politics

Presenter: Robert E. O’Connell III ‘82

4:15pm Welcome Remarks Dr. Mary K. Boyd, Dean

4:30pm Lecture Mr. Robert O'Connell, III

5:15pm Panel Discussion Dr. Ariel Plotek, SDMA

5:30pm Reception at Garden of the Sea


For directions and more information visit: or call Alexandra Mundt at (619)-260-2280.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Robert E. O'Connell, III ('82) is an internationally recognized fine art expert within the insurance industry and is currently President of O'Connell International Arts, Inc. He is also the co-founder and a partner in the Architrouve, a Chicago-based gallery dedicated to the exhibition, collecting and support of Chicago artists. Mr. O'Connell will discuss the rescue and transport of Jackson Pollock's "Mural" at the University of Iowa Museum, and the ethical and legal issues concerning the proposed sale of the painting by the Iowa State Legislature.
Panelist Dr. Ariel Plotek is an Assistant Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art. Most recently he was the curator of Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris: Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection at the San Diego Museum of Art.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For directions please call (619) 260 2280 or e-mail


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