Anderson Gallery, Drake University

Anderson Gallery, Drake University The Anderson Gallery is located in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, on the corner of 25th and Carpenter Avenue. Come see us! We are FREE and OPEN to the public.
The Anderson Gallery is located on the first floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center, on the northwest corner of 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue. To reach the gallery, use the south entrance of the Harmon Fine Arts Building, accessible from both 25th Street, as well as along Carpenter Avenue.
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The Anderson Gallery is FREE and open to the public. HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 12-4pm Thursdays 12-8pm Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm We are closed during university-observed holidays. We are also open by appointment.

Mission: The Anderson Gallery, a non-profit exhibition space on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, was founded in 1996 to exhibit and support innovation in art and design. Part laboratory, part showcase, the Gallery’s main goal is to promote the growth and understanding of art through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

Photos from the exhibition reception on November 9th.
12/12/2018

Photos from the exhibition reception on November 9th.

Thank you to our incredible volunteers who provided time, information and their stories to make the Our Town exhibition ...
12/12/2018

Thank you to our incredible volunteers who provided time, information and their stories to make the Our Town exhibition happen. Several of our showcased community members were in the Gallery on Saturday. Pictured here from left to right are Dwana Bradley, Laural Clinton, Lenore Metrick-Chen (Curator) and Ayinde Ashford. To find out more about their stories, visit the Gallery Mon-Sat. 12:00-4:00, till 6:00 on Thursdays. You can also check our website for more info!

11/16/2018

Extra Gallery hours tonight! The Gallery will be open from 4:00-6:00 and 7:00-8:00 so you can visit the Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative exhibition before or after our special event. Our guest speaker Joshua Barr, Director of the DSM Civil and Human Rights Commission, will be speaking in the Turner Jazz Center at 6:00 tonight. We will be closed during Mr. Barr's talk.

Photos from the exhibition reception on November 9th.
11/16/2018

Photos from the exhibition reception on November 9th.

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative, our new exhibition, opens on Friday, November 9th. Please join us for our opening re...
11/01/2018

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative, our new exhibition, opens on Friday, November 9th. Please join us for our opening reception on the 9th from 5:00-7:00 PM.

This exhibition is curated by Professor Lenore Metrick-Chen and students in her class titled Black Americans in Photography. On display will be a sampling of art, video and newspapers telling the stories of community members who used individual acts of bravery to combat racism and inequality in the Des Moines community and beyond.

Richard Black Retrospective Opening, Sept. 7, 2018
09/27/2018

Richard Black Retrospective Opening, Sept. 7, 2018

There are just a little over two weeks remaining to visit the Richard Black Retrospective exhibition, Visual Worlds: “...
09/26/2018

There are just a little over two weeks remaining to visit the Richard Black Retrospective exhibition, Visual Worlds: “Nothing by Chance,” before the exhibition closes on October 12th. Richard Black, Professor Emeritus of Drake’s Art and Design department, is an internationally acclaimed artist, known for his colorful prints, a native Iowan and a Drake alumnus. The exhibition contains 100 works that span 60 years of art making.
(Photo: Small Worlds: Great Spiral)

05/16/2016

The Anderson Gallery is currently closed for summer! Stay tuned for the 2016-17 season announcement!

05/10/2016

Join us this Friday from 4-6PM for the closing reception of IPSEITY, featuring work by graduating seniors Jenna Boures, Brett Budzinski and Pamela Mulhern!

04/25/2016

The gallery is currently closed for installation. Our new exhibition "Ipseity" opens this Friday with hours from 12-4PM. Stop in to see work by graduating seniors Jenna Boures, Brett Budzinski and Pamela Mulhern!

03/23/2016

Stop by and see us today! We're open from 12-4PM. The show closes Friday!

Congratulations to all of the students who currently have work on display as part of the 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibiti...
03/03/2016

Congratulations to all of the students who currently have work on display as part of the 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! This last weekend we honored the following students with "Juror's Choice Awards" presented by President Marty Martin and Mrs. Laura Martin: Paul Brenin, Brett Budzinski, Monica Campbell, Hannah Erickson, Olivia Hockey, Rachael Kreski, Amy Mathews, Pamela Mulhern, Linzi Murray, and two awards to Ryan Topete! And finally, congrats to Emily Walton for winning the Provost Purchase Award!

The gallery is currently closed for installation…but join us next Sunday the 28th for the opening of the 45th Annual J...
02/17/2016
45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition opens next Sunday!

The gallery is currently closed for installation…but join us next Sunday the 28th for the opening of the 45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition!

Drake University’s Anderson Gallery is opening a new exhibition of student work as part of an annual juried show tradition. The 45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at will open next weekend on Su...

Tomorrow's closing reception has been moved to MONDAY, FEB 8 from 4:00-6:30 PM. The gallery will also be closed tomorrow...
02/01/2016
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Tomorrow's closing reception has been moved to MONDAY, FEB 8 from 4:00-6:30 PM. The gallery will also be closed tomorrow during regular visiting hours.

Open today from 12-4! Don't miss the closing reception on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 4-6:30 PM!
01/27/2016
Gallery reopens with Augmented Reality

Open today from 12-4! Don't miss the closing reception on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 4-6:30 PM!

Exhibition transforms through additions of augmented reality objects, closing reception February 2 If you saw the exhibition “Are We Global Yet?” before, you still have not seen it now! Although to the naked eye the gallery space may appear unchanged, an entirely new installation of 12 objects is no…

Update! The closing reception for "Are We Global Yet" will be held on TUESDAY, FEB 2 from 4:00-6:00PM! Come by and see t...
01/25/2016

Update! The closing reception for "Are We Global Yet" will be held on TUESDAY, FEB 2 from 4:00-6:00PM! Come by and see the new AUGMENTED REALITY additions to the exhibition, created by Drake students!

01/18/2016

We are open again starting tomorrow! If you haven't been in to see "Are We Global Yet?" make sure you don't miss it - come by this week! Students are working on their Augmented Reality additions and we are excited to unveil them very soon...

A special thanks to this crew who installed Damon Davis' "All Hands On Deck" on the gallery slate -it's holding up beaut...
12/10/2015

A special thanks to this crew who installed Damon Davis' "All Hands On Deck" on the gallery slate -it's holding up beautifully! Only a few more days to see "Are We Global Yet?" before we close up for the holidays...we're open tonight until 8PM!

11/24/2015

The Anderson Gallery will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 30 for Thanksgiving recess. We will reopen with regular gallery hours on Tuesday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

Two of our artists - John Craig Freeman (in the flesh) and Joseph Delappe (virtually visiting) and wearing Delappe's wor...
11/14/2015

Two of our artists - John Craig Freeman (in the flesh) and Joseph Delappe (virtually visiting) and wearing Delappe's work!

Ken Rinaldo's "Mirror Masks" in action!
11/14/2015

Ken Rinaldo's "Mirror Masks" in action!

From our opening last night! Enjoying Steve Tomasula's "TOC"
11/14/2015

From our opening last night! Enjoying Steve Tomasula's "TOC"

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11/14/2015

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SKYWRITE is sited over the DEMOCRATRIC DEBATE HALL for the Drake University exhibition "Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual)" Thank you John Craig Freeman for these wonderful on-site pics!

“Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual) opens this Friday! Here's a closer lo...
11/10/2015

“Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual) opens this Friday! Here's a closer look another artist, Damon Davis, the artist behind the “All Hands on Deck” series. The series consists of black and white posters, each with a different set of hands.The posters served to unify and remind the Black Lives Matter movement what they were fighting for. “Morale was really low and everyone thought all was lost,” said Davis. They were put up in the “hub of action”, where most of the protesting and movement had been happening. To learn more about Damon and his work, visit his website: http://www.heartacheandpaint.com/.

A new show opens this Friday! Over 15 artists are participating - here’s a closer look at one! John Craig Freeman is a...
11/10/2015
John Craig Freeman

A new show opens this Friday! Over 15 artists are participating - here’s a closer look at one!

John Craig Freeman is a public artist who uses emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work in places where globalization is impacting the lives of individuals and local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how technology is transforming our sense of place.

Craig will also join us on Sunday for the "Ethics of New Media" symposium. For more info, visit the gallery website https://theandersongallery.wordpress.com/

Check out John Craig Freeman’s “Imaging Place” as part of “Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual)”, and visit his site here: https://johncraigfreeman.wordpress.com/.

(by John Craig Freeman)

Are We Global Yet? New Exhibition opening at Anderson Gallery
11/07/2015
Are We Global Yet? New Exhibition opening at Anderson Gallery

Are We Global Yet? New Exhibition opening at Anderson Gallery

New exhibition opening at the Anderson Gallery challenges how we view our public spaces - global and local, physical and virtual Evan Roth, Dances for Mobile Phones , 2015 single channel video Beginning Friday, November 13, the Anderson Gallery will feature a major new exhibition titled Are We Globa…

Opening two weeks from tomorrow! See you on Nov. 13!
10/29/2015

Opening two weeks from tomorrow! See you on Nov. 13!

10/27/2015

We're closed for installation! See you all at the opening for "Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual)" on Friday, Nov. 13!

10/22/2015

We're open tonight until 8pm! Don't miss IDEAS AT WAR - closing tomorrow!

IDEAS AT WAR closes this Friday! We are open today and Friday from 12-4PM and 12-8PM Thursday!
10/21/2015

IDEAS AT WAR closes this Friday! We are open today and Friday from 12-4PM and 12-8PM Thursday!

10/12/2015

A second lecture in the "Are We Global Yet" series! Join us this Wednesday afternoon in room 336 (third floor) of the Harmon Fine Arts Center!

Join us tonight at 6:00 PM in Room 336 (third floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center) for "IDEAS AT WAR" a lecture by John...
09/17/2015
Events

Join us tonight at 6:00 PM in Room 336 (third floor of the Harmon Fine Arts Center) for "IDEAS AT WAR" a lecture by John Fender, Professor of Graphic Design and curator of the current exhibition "IDEAS AT WAR" at the Anderson Gallery!

John Fender, curator of 'IDEAS AT WAR' will give a public lecture at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in room 336 of the Harmon Fine Arts Center.Click through for more event listings.

Timeline Photos
09/14/2015

Timeline Photos

'Ideas at War' opens next week at Anderson Gallery
09/02/2015
'Ideas at War' opens next week at Anderson Gallery

'Ideas at War' opens next week at Anderson Gallery

Jean Carlu, “Give ‘Em Both Barrels” (1941) 30 x 40 inches Printed by Office of Emergency Management, Division of Information, U.S. GPO On loan from the State Historical Museum of Iowa Image courtesy of WWII Poster Collection at Northwestern University Library New exhibition opening soon! We're openi…

Gallery internship application deadline extended! Applications are now due by NOON on FRIDAY!
09/01/2015
Anderson Gallery internship - Now hiring!

Gallery internship application deadline extended! Applications are now due by NOON on FRIDAY!

The Anderson Gallery seeks applications for the position of Anderson Gallery Intern for the 2015-16 academic year. This is a paid internship offering 5-10 hours per week, with additional hours requ...

Our first show of this year opens one week from Friday!
08/31/2015
IDEAS AT WAR: American Propaganda Posters of WWII | Newsroom | Drake University

Our first show of this year opens one week from Friday!

Jean Carlu, “Give ‘Em Both Barrels” (1941)30 x 40 inchesPrinted by Office of Emergency Management, Division of Information, U.S. GPOOn loan from the State Historical Museum of IowaImage courtesy of WWII Poster Collection at Northwestern University Library

Anderson Gallery Internship posting! Applications due by Sept. 2. See link for more information.
08/13/2015
Anderson Gallery internship - Now hiring!

Anderson Gallery Internship posting! Applications due by Sept. 2. See link for more information.

The Anderson Gallery seeks applications for the position of Anderson Gallery Intern for the 2015-16 academic year. This is a paid internship offering 5-10 hours per week, with additional hours requ...

Some shots from the opening happening now until 7PM!
05/01/2015

Some shots from the opening happening now until 7PM!

Happening now!!! Stop by and see us for the opening of SEEK featuring work by Claire Sedovic, Lexi Ruskell, Maria Hanson...
05/01/2015

Happening now!!! Stop by and see us for the opening of SEEK featuring work by Claire Sedovic, Lexi Ruskell, Maria Hanson, Katie Hanson and Emma Croskrey tonight 5-7M!

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2505 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA
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Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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