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Joan Liffring- Zug Bourret: From A Life of Photography

February 3 - May 22, 2005

Whether she photographed the Amana Colonies, members of the Mesquaki Indian Tribe, or the daily social events of Cedar Rapids through the years, Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret's work is a compelling blend of art and documentary. The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) has recently acquired, through gift and purchase, more than 100 photographs by the Iowa City photographer and has prepared an exhibition that will showcase a selection of works spanning most of her career.

Many images are being shown for the first time in a museum as part of this exhibition, including a new, one-of-a-kind photogram, Twig, Bone and Moth Wings, 2003 created in memory of Liffring-Zug Bourret's late grandson Jordan Heusinkveld of Amana.

Her subjects cover many slices of life including well-known artists Mauricio Lasansky, Ulfert Wilke and Marvin Cone, Cedar Rapids Moslems, Native Americans in Iowa and Washington State and the socially elite of Cedar Rapids.

Joan's work has been published in several books. She is also the owner of Penfield Press, an independent book publishing company in Iowa City.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Dows Family Charitable Trusts.


PENNY Reynolds
on 05/21/20
Yes, I have a water color of myself that Richard Pinney did in his studio of me 2/8/90. He also let me have a picture he had previously done, titled the dancer. Wondering what might be the value of his work. Penny Reynolds
on 12/22/15
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on 12/22/15
I just loved this story. Today, I needed to hear snmhteiog like this. I am sorry for the man who passed on, but so grateful for the people who made it possible for him to see his mate the last few days of this life. Puts a lump in my throat. I am also glad he now has a wonderful new home. I think I will go give my pet a big kiss and hug!
Joan Nugent
on 12/29/11
I have admired the art work produced by Richard G. Pnney and have a few of his
Joan Nugent
on 12/29/11
Do you have any paintings by Richard Pinney?

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