The University of Iowa

Old Capitol Museum to launch Cervantes Celebration

September 9th, 2015

Originally published by KWWL.


The University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum will host “The Quest Begins: Opening Reception for Quixote at 400.”

This event will open the museum’s newest temporary exhibit, launching campus-wide from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 17.

It will feature events and exhibits from the Obermann Center, UI Museum of Art, International Programs, among others.

Illustrators have reimagined characters and themes of Don Quixote for centuries, from tilting at windmills and battling sheep, to searching for the beloved Dulcinea and fighting a lion. Explore artistic interpretations of Cervantes’ timeless tale of a dreamer, from the 1600s to the 1930s, through collected images from the Don Quixote Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries and Special Collections.

In addition, the Old Capitol Museum will also host “Influenced by Quixote: Student Artwork From the Harte School of Art,” showcasing the work of local K-12 art students.

Both exhibits will be open from September 17, 2015, through January 3, 2016.

This event is free and open to the public.