Arts & Culture

Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr host "The Gallery Gap."
Jared Johnson / WVIK

WVIK has partnered with the Figge Art Museum and Augustana College's Teaching Museum of Art to produce a new podcast focusing on underrepresented populations in art galleries across the world.

A new company is now running the cafe and special events at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Last week, the museum and Frontier Hospitality Group celebrated their partnership that officially began in January. 

Scribble: Kevin Ferris

Feb 25, 2017

Writer's Almanac

Join Mindy Heusel as she goes to the movies and previews the music and composers up for Best Original Film Score. She'll also talk with Mike Schulz of the River Cities' Reader about his picks for Best Picture.

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A map shows a highlighted area on part of the campus with the library on the north & the site where the new art museum will be built to the south.
http://www.iowaregents.edu/media/cms/0616-pf03-pdf6EA1D0D8.pdf / Iowa Board of Regents

As art from the University of Iowa tours Europe, the leadership at the art museum in Iowa City has changed. More than eight years after the Iowa River flooded the old art museum, former Congressman Jim Leach is serving as Interim Director.  Michelle O'Neill reports that former UIMA Director, Sean O'Harrow, can't think of a better person to be at the helm, as the university begins the process of building a new art museum.

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"Wayback" & "Woo-woo" Added to Merriam-Webster

Feb 7, 2017
Word cloud of new words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary
Tagxedo.com, Michelle O'Neill / Tagxedo

Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster. In addition to elevating "surreal" in 2016 to word of the year, the dictionary company on Tuesday added about 1,000 new words and new definitions to existing listings on its website, Merriam-webster.com.

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