Exhibit Opening Celebration for ‘Hey Buddy, I’m Bill’ with Special Guest Barry Morrow

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Exhibit Opening Celebration for ‘Hey Buddy, I’m Bill’ with Special Guest Barry Morrow

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Enjoy refreshments and an open house in recognition of the fall 2023 Main Library Gallery exhibit, Hey Buddy, I’m Bill, curated by Jen Knights and Brad Ferrier. Following the reception, join us next door in Shambaugh Auditorium for a short performance by Combined Efforts Dance Company and a talk by Emmy and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Barry Morrow about his friendship with Bill Sackter.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Event Schedule 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Reception and open house with curators Jen Knights and Brad Ferrier
5:45 p.m.: Brief remarks from Knights and Ferrier in the Main Library Gallery
6:30 p.m.: Combined Efforts Dance Company performance and talk by special guest Barry Morrow in Shambaugh Auditorium

The Main Library Gallery is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

See parking options here: lib.uiowa.edu/locations/main/parking

About the exhibit: Hey Buddy, I’m Bill tells the story of Bill Sackter, the namesake of Wild Bill’s in the University of Iowa School of Social Work. From his early life in Minneapolis to his 44-year institutionalization for an intellectual disability to his years of friends and fame in Iowa City, the exhibit shares a glimpse into Bill’s life and legacy. The exhibit also acknowledges some of Iowa’s own history with institutionalization and progress with disability rights.   


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Pinkham in advance at 319-467-1805 or sara-pinkham@uiowa.edu.


September 12
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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