Monday, February 14, 2011

Bill Proposed to Force Sale of University of Iowa's Pollock Painting

Bill Proposed to Force Sale of University of Iowa's Pollock Painting: "A bill was introduced Wednesday in the Iowa House that would require the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's Mural, in order to create funding for scholarships.

The bill was proposed by State Rep. Scott Raecker (R), who told the Associated Press,

If the core function of the university is to educate students, this could provide a $5 million a year endowment. It could let 750 to 1,000 students get a full-ride scholarship every year."