UNI Gallery of Art to show ‘Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece’

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016

Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, 319-273-6134,

Blake Ruane, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Gallery of Art will present the documentary, “Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), Room 111.

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Kelley, the film’s producer and director, proposed the project because of his love of art and passion for the new University of Iowa Museum of Art. Kelley described the film as a “film about a journey – the journey of how one painting changed the course of modern American art over seventy years ago, and the painting’s journey around the world after a disastrous flood destroyed its home.” Ben Hill, executive producer; Kirk Murray, director of photography; and Dana Telsrow, assistant editor and graphics animator, along with Kelley and others from the University of Iowa Office of Strategic Communication, worked on the film for over a year.

A question and answer session will begin immediately following the screening, where guests may interact with Kelley and UI Museum of Art Director Sean O’Harrow.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, at 319-273-6134 or