Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 US Monuments in the Spotlight: IOWA CITY

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The UI Pentacrest Museums are delighted to announce a spectacular projected light show to illuminate the Old Capitol Museum, visible from the Pentacrest for all to enjoy.

World-renowned Swiss Light Artist Gerry Hofstetter and his daughter Céline Hofstetter of Hofstetter Inc. Los Angeles present Light Art Grand Tour USA – 50 US Monuments in the Spotlight – Exploring history and friendship from 2017 to 2019. In partnership with the premier event company Hayes Group, they will travel to all 50 states to put the roots and history of the USA in the spotlight. On this night, the tour will reach Iowa City. 

The “Light Art Grand Tour USA” will feature one U.S. monument or landmark per state and we are thrilled to have the Old Capitol Museum be their canvas in Iowa. For one night they will project a free public light art performance for around 2 hours to highlight the friendship between US and Switzerland. The pioneering spirit of the “Light Art Grand Tour USA” characterizes America’s history. The monuments featured in this extraordinary Light Art Tour will recall the history surrounding each individual location. Each one is an important piece in the jigsaw puzzle making up the founding of the United States of America and plays a role in fostering friendships with other countries, including Switzerland.

For more on the "Light Art Grand Tour USA" visit his website: here

Prior to the light show the Creative Matters Lecture series will host a talk with Gerry Hofstetter at 5pm in the Old Capitol Museum for the Creative Matters Lecture series. For more on this event click here 

University of Iowa Pentacrest
1 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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