Hickok Hall


Art Loan Logistics: Following Grant Wood’s "Boy Milking Cow" from Coe to the Big Apple

Ranelle Knight-Lueth, Assistant Professor Art History
December 5


Lueth.jpgIn this special one-session presentation, Assistant Professor of Art History Ranelle Knight-Lueth will take forum participants behind the scenes to learn all that is involved in loaning valuable works of art between museums.  The session will particularly focus on the loan of three large panels from Coe’s permanent collection of Grant Wood murals—including the iconic painting Boy Milking Cow—to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  In discussing the multi-year process and logistics of museum-to-museum art loans, this forum will take audience members on an adventure from Coe to New York City and offer a glimpse into the Whitney’s special retrospective exhibition of Iowa’s most famous artist.