What a lively spirit in Maryette! One of my fondest memories is Maryette "holding court" at the opening reception of the Lil Picard exhibition at the Grey Gallery at NYU in 2010. The exhibition was curated by Kathleen Edwards from the University of Iowa, and Maryette relished sharing her stories of helping to establish the UI Museum of Art with her dearest Iowa friends, Owen and Leone Elliott. Maryette charmed everyone with her wit and vivid memory of Lil Picard. She always was eager for news about Iowa and the UI Museum, and was distraught when the building flooded in 2008. Maryette holds a special place in our hearts at the UI Museum of Art, and she surely will be missed.