Art Noir

Art Noir Art Noir is a member group of the Des Moines Art Center dedicated to engaging young professionals in Art Center programming. The Des Moines Art Center's Art Noir, founded in 2006, is dedicated to engaging young professionals in the Art Center's programming and exhibitions through innovative events and educational opportunities.
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T-minus 24 hours to reserve your Art Noir presents Art in Bloom kit. This take-home arrangement includes a bountiful col...
04/13/2021

T-minus 24 hours to reserve your Art Noir presents Art in Bloom kit. This take-home arrangement includes a bountiful collection of wrapped blooms and foliage specially designed by Wildflower to reflect the color and form found in Dan Flavin’s glowing, fluorescent light sculpture, ‘Untitled (For Ellen).’ The kit will include instructions for arrangement and care, plus more about the artwork that inspired the design - just use your own vase.

Registration closes Tuesday, April 13. This is your last chance to create a masterpiece in your home for those lovely springtime vibes!

Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Not a member? Join before you register and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to Wildflower. #ArtNoirInBloom

Have you stopped to admire or snapped a photo of “Untitled (For Ellen),” artist Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculpture...
04/12/2021

Have you stopped to admire or snapped a photo of “Untitled (For Ellen),” artist Dan Flavin’s fluorescent light sculpture? Now’s your chance to create a masterpiece for your own home, inspired by Flavin’s work.

Register for Art Noir presents Art in Bloom DIY take-home event and surround yourself with blooms and foliage, designed by local boutique florist and design studio Wildflower! Each carefully crafted kit will include wrapped blooms and foliage, more about the beloved artwork, and instructions for arrangement and care.

Psst! Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Not a member? Join before you register and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to Wildflower. #ArtNoirInBloom

Drum roll, please… we’re thrilled to reveal the Art Noir presents Art in Bloom floral arrangement designed by Wildflower...
04/08/2021

Drum roll, please… we’re thrilled to reveal the Art Noir presents Art in Bloom floral arrangement designed by Wildflower! Each kit includes wrapped blooms and foliage inspired by Dan Flavin’s "Untitled (For Ellen)." You’ll also receive instructions for arrangement and care, vase not provided. #ArtNoirInBloom

Sign up by April 13 to get this exclusive DIY take-home kit. Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Not a member yet? Join prior to registration and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to Wildflower.

Drum roll, please… we’re thrilled to reveal the Art Noir presents Art in Bloom floral arrangement designed by Wildflower! Each kit includes wrapped blooms and foliage inspired by Dan Flavin’s "Untitled (For Ellen)." You’ll also receive instructions for arrangement and care, vase not provided. #ArtNoirInBloom

Sign up by April 13 to get this exclusive DIY take-home kit. Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Not a member yet? Join prior to registration and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to Wildflower.

Here comes the sun and there goes the winter blues! ☀️ Fill your home with springtime vibes with our Art Noir exclusive,...
04/06/2021

Here comes the sun and there goes the winter blues! ☀️ Fill your home with springtime vibes with our Art Noir exclusive, Dan Flavin-inspired floral arrangement kit curated by local boutique florist and design studio, Wildflower.

There’s one week left to register for this DIY, take-home event and Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Florals, fun, and beauty await you - register today. https://bit.ly/3uo65sH #ArtNoirInBloom

Here comes the sun and there goes the winter blues! ☀️ Fill your home with springtime vibes with our Art Noir exclusive, Dan Flavin-inspired floral arrangement kit curated by local boutique florist and design studio, Wildflower.

There’s one week left to register for this DIY, take-home event and Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Florals, fun, and beauty await you - register today. https://bit.ly/3uo65sH #ArtNoirInBloom

Our next DIY kit is nothing to joke about! We’ve partnered with local boutique florist and design studio Wildflower to c...
04/01/2021

Our next DIY kit is nothing to joke about! We’ve partnered with local boutique florist and design studio Wildflower to create a take-home floral arrangement inspired by one of the Art Center’s most Instagrammable works, “Untitled (For Ellen)” by artist Dan Flavin. 💐 Each kit includes wrapped blooms and foliage, instructions for arrangement and care, and more about the fluorescent artwork that inspired the design. You supply the vase!

Register by April 13 to get one of these limited quantity kits. This is open for all, but Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Not a member? Join before you register and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to Wildflower. https://bit.ly/3ufia3n #ArtNoirInBloom

(Pictured left) Dan Flavin (American, 1933 - 1996)
Untitled (For Ellen), 1975
Fluorescent lights and painted metal
96 x 96 x 10 in.
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1988.2

Our next DIY kit is nothing to joke about! We’ve partnered with local boutique florist and design studio Wildflower to create a take-home floral arrangement inspired by one of the Art Center’s most Instagrammable works, “Untitled (For Ellen)” by artist Dan Flavin. 💐 Each kit includes wrapped blooms and foliage, instructions for arrangement and care, and more about the fluorescent artwork that inspired the design. You supply the vase!

Register by April 13 to get one of these limited quantity kits. This is open for all, but Art Noir members receive a 20% discount! Not a member? Join before you register and be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift card to Wildflower. https://bit.ly/3ufia3n #ArtNoirInBloom

(Pictured left) Dan Flavin (American, 1933 - 1996)
Untitled (For Ellen), 1975
Fluorescent lights and painted metal
96 x 96 x 10 in.
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1988.2

{DEADLINE EXTENDED} There is still time to apply for Art Noir Advisory Committee. Apply by Friday, February 26!Des Moine...
02/18/2021

{DEADLINE EXTENDED} There is still time to apply for Art Noir Advisory Committee. Apply by Friday, February 26!

Des Moines Art Center is looking for energetic, passionate members to join the Art Noir advisory committee. Art Noir’s mission is to advance the involvement, interest, and participation of adults ages 21-40 in Des Moines Art Center programs; to promote membership and charitable giving to the Des Moines Art Center; and to advocate the role that the arts play in society and enhance the creative community. Open positions include:
🔸 Art Noir Membership At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Marketing At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Digital Media Chair
🔸 Art Noir At-Large (3 positions available)

If interested, please email [email protected] by Friday, February 26 with the position name in the subject line of the email. Along with your resume; please provide answers to the following questions:
1️⃣ Why are you interested in this position?
2️⃣ What would you bring to the Art Noir advisory committee that makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
3️⃣ What other volunteer commitments do you already have?

{DEADLINE EXTENDED} There is still time to apply for Art Noir Advisory Committee. Apply by Friday, February 26!

Des Moines Art Center is looking for energetic, passionate members to join the Art Noir advisory committee. Art Noir’s mission is to advance the involvement, interest, and participation of adults ages 21-40 in Des Moines Art Center programs; to promote membership and charitable giving to the Des Moines Art Center; and to advocate the role that the arts play in society and enhance the creative community. Open positions include:
🔸 Art Noir Membership At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Marketing At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Digital Media Chair
🔸 Art Noir At-Large (3 positions available)

If interested, please email [email protected] by Friday, February 26 with the position name in the subject line of the email. Along with your resume; please provide answers to the following questions:
1️⃣ Why are you interested in this position?
2️⃣ What would you bring to the Art Noir advisory committee that makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
3️⃣ What other volunteer commitments do you already have?

Des Moines Art Center is looking for energetic, passionate members to join the Art Noir advisory committee. Art Noir’s m...
02/07/2021

Des Moines Art Center is looking for energetic, passionate members to join the Art Noir advisory committee. Art Noir’s mission is to advance the involvement, interest, and participation of adults ages 21-40 in Des Moines Art Center programs; to promote membership and charitable giving to the Des Moines Art Center; and to advocate the role that the arts play in society and enhance the creative community. Open positions include:
🔸 Art Noir Membership At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Marketing At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Digital Media Chair
🔸 Art Noir At-Large (3 positions available)

All members of the Art Noir advisory committee must be active members of the Art Center and Art Noir. Due to COVID-19, all advisory committee meetings currently take place via Zoom on the first Monday of each month in the evening. Meetings will be held at the Des Moines Art Center once in-person meetings resume.

If interested, please email [email protected] by Monday, February 15 with the position name in the subject line of the email, example: Art Noir Digital Media Chair. Applicants will receive a follow up email from the Art Noir chair in early March regarding their application. Along with your resume; please provide answers to the following questions:
1️⃣ Why are you interested in this position?
2️⃣ What would you bring to the Art Noir advisory committee that makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
3️⃣ What other volunteer commitments do you already have?

Des Moines Art Center is looking for energetic, passionate members to join the Art Noir advisory committee. Art Noir’s mission is to advance the involvement, interest, and participation of adults ages 21-40 in Des Moines Art Center programs; to promote membership and charitable giving to the Des Moines Art Center; and to advocate the role that the arts play in society and enhance the creative community. Open positions include:
🔸 Art Noir Membership At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Marketing At-Large Chair
🔸 Art Noir Digital Media Chair
🔸 Art Noir At-Large (3 positions available)

All members of the Art Noir advisory committee must be active members of the Art Center and Art Noir. Due to COVID-19, all advisory committee meetings currently take place via Zoom on the first Monday of each month in the evening. Meetings will be held at the Des Moines Art Center once in-person meetings resume.

If interested, please email [email protected] by Monday, February 15 with the position name in the subject line of the email, example: Art Noir Digital Media Chair. Applicants will receive a follow up email from the Art Noir chair in early March regarding their application. Along with your resume; please provide answers to the following questions:
1️⃣ Why are you interested in this position?
2️⃣ What would you bring to the Art Noir advisory committee that makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
3️⃣ What other volunteer commitments do you already have?

Who’s in the mood for some Make + Mingle fun? Check it out! ⬇️
02/02/2021

Who’s in the mood for some Make + Mingle fun? Check it out! ⬇️

Make + Mingles are now virtual ... perfect for the busy adult who can only spare one afternoon to learn a new skill! Students will meet via Zoom from the comfort and safety of their home. After registering, plan to pick up your supply kit from the Art Center. When it's time for your Make + Mingle class, fix yourself a beverage and prepare to learn, laugh, and engage with others. This is a relaxed environment for friends to hang out and get creative. Make + Mingle classes cover a variety of artistic mediums from zentangle coasters to hand-dyed scarves!

Virtual classes offered:
🔸 Block Printed Cards
🔸 Zentangle Coasters
🔸 Gelli Prints
🔸 Watercolor Spring Florals
🔸 Hand-dyed Scarves
🔸 Mixed Media Postcards

🔵 Register now: https://my.desmoinesartcenter.org/overview/7383

12/17/2020

A friendly reminder to those registered for (SOLD OUT) Art Noir: Home for the Holiday Studio that kit pick-up is today at the Des Moines Art Center from 4-7pm!

12/11/2020

Thanks to your overwhelming interest, Art Noir: Home for the Holiday DIY kits have sold out! We are so appreciative to our community for supporting small businesses like red's bakery and Allspice Culinarium, and for making Art Noir part of your annual holiday traditions. ❤️

All wine is better with a holiday kick. Included in this year’s Art Noir: Home for the Holiday Studio take-home kit, we’...
12/11/2020

All wine is better with a holiday kick. Included in this year’s Art Noir: Home for the Holiday Studio take-home kit, we’re giving you everything you need to make a mulled wine sachet—complements to Allspice Culinarium in the Historic East Village! We’re thrilled to partner with them to make these tasty treats a reality.

Sign up for your holiday take-home kit, including 4 DIY projects to try, on the website: www.desmoinesartcenter.org/calendar/eid/45B3DB35A8536619/art-noir/an-h4hs/. The kits will be available to pick up at the Des Moines Art Center on Thursday, December 17.

What's included in your Art Noir: Home for the Holiday Studio DIY kit? Enjoy a DIY origami ornament set, a DIY tree tass...
12/10/2020

What's included in your Art Noir: Home for the Holiday Studio DIY kit? Enjoy a DIY origami ornament set, a DIY tree tassel garland bundle, four cookies with decorating supplies from red's bakery, and one mulled wine sachet from Allspice Culinarium.

Reserve yours today: https://my.desmoinesartcenter.org/5306/8415

12/08/2020

With all things COVID, we’re not able to host the beloved Art Noir Holiday Studio as usual, but we’ve created a similar experience in its place—a take-home holiday kit full of DIY holiday goodies! They make great gifts for friends and family or to keep as something special for yourself. The kit will include everything you need to make origami ornaments, tree tassel garlands, cookies to decorate and a mulled wine sachet. We’re thrilled to partner with local businesses, Allspice Culinarium and red's bakery, to make these kits a reality. Learn more on the FB event, Art Noir: Home for the Holiday Studio! #homefortheholidaystudio

Make a day of it! Swing by the Des Moines Art Center tomorrow afternoon to get inspired prior to art trivia and then pic...
10/28/2020
Reopening - Des Moines Art Center

Make a day of it! Swing by the Des Moines Art Center tomorrow afternoon to get inspired prior to art trivia and then pickup your take-home trivia kit at The Bartender’s Handshake following. Reserve your visit time on the website beforehand and register for the trivia on the FB event, Art Noir @ Home: Spooky Trivia Kits & Cocktails—there's still time!

Click below to view the calendar of available time slots. Free tickets may be reserved 30 days in advance and up until one hour before museum opening. Your timed ticket includes:

Art Noir is a special member group of the Des Moines Art Center that provides unique opportunities you wouldn’t find oth...
10/21/2020

Art Noir is a special member group of the Des Moines Art Center that provides unique opportunities you wouldn’t find otherwise. One of those opportunities being exclusive, special events like Art Noir @ Home: Spooky Trivia Kits & Cocktails! COVID-19 has changed a lot of Halloween plans (and all of 2020), so we wanted to offer a safe-at-home activity to celebrate the season. View the event details to learn more!

Art Noir enthusiasts, this looks like the perfect way to spend a Sunday Afternoon!
10/01/2020

Art Noir enthusiasts, this looks like the perfect way to spend a Sunday Afternoon!

Create colorful accessories in Make + Mingle: Felted Beads! Learn to water-felt wool into beads that can be strung into a necklace or turned into earrings. Students will meet via Zoom from the comfort and safety of their home.

Ready to get crafty? Register now: https://my.desmoinesartcenter.org/3998/4015

07/08/2020
Des Moines Art Center Reopening Procedures

Great information for those ready to return to the Art Center!

We are thrilled to reopen our doors to you, our visitors beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2020. In planning for reopening, the health and well-being of visitors, m...

Can’t wait! 👏
06/09/2020

Can’t wait! 👏

Welcome home! ❤️ Months after closing our physical doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to announce the museum will re-open to the community on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

In planning for reopening, the health and well-being of visitors, members, students, and staff are top of mind. The Art Center will be taking numerous steps to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, including timed and ticketed entry, heightened cleanliness, added wayfinding, mandatory masks for staff and visitors, as well as a phased approach to programming.

Read our complete statement here: bit.ly/2XOcIXW

Go! Go! Go! ⏳ Time is running out to enter to win a Des Moines Art Center prize package. Check out the original post wit...
05/25/2020

Go! Go! Go! ⏳ Time is running out to enter to win a Des Moines Art Center prize package. Check out the original post with the social media challenge and comment with your photo of art in the everyday for a chance to win! 🏆 Comment by midnight tonight.

Ready for a challenge? Want to win an Art Center prize package? Look for art in the everyday, share a photo here, and you'll be entered to win!

🖼 Using a piece from the Art Center’s collection as inspiration, spend a few minutes examining and contemplating the inspiring artwork. What resonates with you—subject, mood, color, composition, gesture, contrast, etc.?

View the Art Center permanent collections here: https://t.ly/etIY

📷 Now, really look at the spaces around you with the inspiring artwork in mind. You’ll be surprised once you start looking it’s hard to stop seeing art in the everyday. Take lots of photos. Feel free to edit them.

📲 Share your work here! Add your photo to the comment section of this post. Photos can be added to the comment section anytime into perpetuity, but posts received by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 25, 2020 are eligible entries to win a prize. The winner will be contacted via Facebook no later than June 1, 2020 regarding the details of the prize.

Challenge yourself to observe, not recreate. It’s amazing how quickly you’ll discover that art is everywhere. We can’t wait to see the art you capture!

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4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
50312

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Art Noir Board Members: Will Aeschliman, Secretary Josh Dreyer, President Maggie Glisan, Marketing Chair Julia Hogren, At-Large Events Michelle Holley, Events Chair Macy Koch, At-Large Marketing Melody Maxted, Membership Chair Eric West, Finance Chair

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