Follow the journey of “Mural” back to the Stanley Museum of Art

Follow the journey of “Mural” back to the Stanley Museum of Art

Recently, the New York Times shared the history behind artist Jackson Pollock’s renowned “Mural," and its return on tour to the Guggenheim in New York City, in Jackson Pollock, Before the Drip by Jason Farago. “Mural” has been on a visiting tour of various art institutions across the country and world. Donated by Peggy Guggenheim to the Stanley Museum of Art in 1951, “Mural” has been a long-time resident at the University of Iowa [ 1 ]. As construction is underway for the new home of the Stanley Museum of Art on the University of Iowa campus with plans for completion in 2022, the Museum’s collections have been spending time in safe keeping and taking temporary residency at the Stanley Visual Classroom on University of Iowa campus and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA [ 2 ]. In the case of “Mural," the piece visited the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles for conservation and restoration before beginning its travels while the Stanley Museum of Art’s campus presence is revived in a new state-of-the-art facility  [ 3 ].

The New York Times feature, Jackson Pollock, Before the Drip, as well as articles from IowaNow and ArtNews, detail the timeline of “Mural” throughout its decade-long journey home to the Stanley Museum of Art. As BNIM's team works with the University toward the completion of the Stanley Museum of Art facility next year, we wanted to take a look back at the eventful tour of "Mural" as the University of Iowa campus waits for its return. 

Follow the journey of “Mural” back to the Stanley Museum of Art and bookmark this page for any future updates: [ 1 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

2009-2012 // Figge Art Museum – Davenport, IA


 

2012 // Des Moines Art Center – Des Moines, IA


 

2012 – 2014 // Getty Conservation Institute - Los Angeles, CA
J. Paul Getty Museum  - Los Angeles, CA


 

2014 – 2015 // Sioux City Art Center - Sioux City, IA


 

2015 // Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice, Italy


 

2015 – 2016 // Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle – Berlin, Germany


 

2016 // Museo Picasso Málaga- Málaga, Spain


 

2016 – 2017 // Royal Academy of Arts - London, England


 

2017 // Museo Guggenheim Bilbao - Bilbao, Spain


 

2017 // Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City, MO


 

2017 – 2018 // National Gallery of Art - Washington, D.C.


 

2018 – 2019 // Columbia Museum of Art - Columbia, SC


 

2019 – 2020 // Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA


 

2020 – 2021 // Guggenheim - New York City, NY


 

 

SOURCES

[ 1 ] Farago, J. (2020). Jackson Pollock, Before the Drip. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/10/arts/design/-pollock-mural-guggenheim...
[ 2 ] University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art. (2021). About. Stanley Museum of Art. https://stanleymuseum.uiowa.edu/about/
[ 3 ] Peters, C. (2017). UI Museum of Art reaches Iowans by operating outside the box. IowaNow. https://now.uiowa.edu/2017/06/ui-museum-art-reaches-iowans-operating-out...
[ 4 ] Solomon, T. (2020). Jackson Pollock’s Largest Painting is Touring the World, and Its Mysteries Coming to Light. ArtNews. https://www.artnews.com/feature/where-is-jackson-pollocks-mural-1202685945/

(In order of appearance) Images courtesy of:
FIGGE ART MUSEUM
DES MOINES ARTS CENTER
LOS ANGELES TIMES © JAY L. CLENDENIN  
SIOUX CITY JOURNAL© JIM LEE

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION
ARTDAILY
MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA © DAVID HEALD
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
MUSEO GUGGENHEIM BILBAO  
IMAGE © TIMOTHY HURSLEY
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
THE COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART
BOSTON MAGAZINE
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM