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After the painting leaves the Getty in June it will go to Iowa’s Sioux City Art Center, where it will be displayed for several months. There are tentative plans to take it on a world tour after that before returning it to Iowa, where a new museum is being built.

To allow people to view a painting of such significance is key to the University of Iowa Museum of Art’s educational mission, said the Iowa museum’s director, Sean O’Harrow.

“This is a generation that believes the world is on an iPhone and as long as you see a picture of it, you have experienced the work,” he said Monday. “Well, obviously that’s not case.”