Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center The Des Moines Art Center engages diverse local and international audiences with contemporary art through its museum and school.
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The Des Moines Art Center engages diverse local and international audiences with contemporary art through its museum and school, adding to the cultural record through collections and programs. The Art Center offers free admission every day, which is supported by Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. and Art Center members. The museum and its offices are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Iowa is forcing the creative class to become even more creative. With stage shows and exhibi...
04/16/2020
COVID-19 Puts Iowaโ€™s Arts Community In A Long Intermission

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Iowa is forcing the creative class to become even more creative. With stage shows and exhibits either canceled or postponed by social distancing guidelines, leaders in the arts are dreaming up new ways to reach audiences.

Ashley Shields became the executive director of the Old Creamery Theater in Amana on Feb. 9. A little more than a month later, the professional company in

04/16/2020
Denise Murrell "Matisse, the Harlem Renaissance and Four Portraits of Madame Van Hyfte" Primer

While we work to reschedule Denise Murrell's lecture, "Matisse, the Harlem Renaissance and Four Portraits of Madame Van Hyfte," we are pleased to present a primer courtesy of the lecturer herself. ๐Ÿ“น

Denise Murrell is currently an associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and curated the exhibition ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ: ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ. ๐Ÿ–ผ

Denise Murrell is an Associate Curator, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and curated the exhibition Posing M...

Since entering the Art Center pemament collections in 2017, ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ has captured the imagination of museum visitors....
04/14/2020
Wangechi Mutu Water Woman Audio Tour

Since entering the Art Center pemament collections in 2017, ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ has captured the imagination of museum visitors. The work is a stylized, black bronze sculpture of a nguva, a water-woman of East African folklore that blends human characteristics with those of the dugong, an endangered relative of the manatee.

๐Ÿ”ˆ Want to learn more? New audio tour content is available now!

Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, active United States, born 1972)
๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ, 2017
Bronze
36 ร— 65 ร— 70 inches
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 2017.25

Since entering the Art Center pemament collections in 2017, Water Woman has captured the imagination of museum visitors. The work is a stylized, black bronze sculpture of a nguva, a water-woman of Eas

Inspired by the Getty Museum, we challenged our staff to recreate works from the Art Center permanent collections at hom...
04/13/2020

Inspired by the Getty Museum, we challenged our staff to recreate works from the Art Center permanent collections at home. The resulting work blew us away! You can see all of their creations in our album "Museum Challenge." Let their ingenuity be an inspiration to you.

Hey Art Noir, weโ€™re challenging you to do the same! We canโ€™t wait to see what you dream up...

Proof that a blue suit jacket and a good dog never go out of style!

Francisco Josรฉ de Goya y Lucientes
๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏฬƒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜Ž๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ข, c. 1805-1808
Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1953.15

Staff contributor: Adam

We challenged our staff to recreate works from the Art Center's permanent collections, and the results did not disappoin...
04/13/2020

We challenged our staff to recreate works from the Art Center's permanent collections, and the results did not disappoint!

We challenged our staff to recreate works from the Art Center's permanent collections, and the results did not disappoint!

04/12/2020

Ever wonder what a curator would tell you on a tour of the Art Center? In the latest edition of our series recorded prior to our closure, Curator Jared stops by Hedda Sterneโ€™s ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ #19.
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Want to see this work for yourself? Now you can with Des Moines Art Center virtual tours! Tap the link in bio, scroll to W.T. and Edna M. Dahl Gallery and West Gallery, and select โ€œStart Tour.โ€

For more Sterne, tap the link in bio, scroll to ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ in the Blank One Gallery and select โ€œStart Tour.โ€

Hedda Sterne
๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ #19, 1949
Oil on linen
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 2020.2

Happy #NationalSiblingsDay! Edouard and Marie-Louise Pailleron are two of the most recognizable siblings depicted in the...
04/10/2020

Happy #NationalSiblingsDay! Edouard and Marie-Louise Pailleron are two of the most recognizable siblings depicted in the Art Center collection for their renown dual portrait by John Singer Sargent.

According to Marie-Louise's memoirs, 83 sittings were required for the painting and were often tempestuous and unpleasant for the painter and sitters alike. ๐Ÿ˜‚

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 - 1925)
"Portraits de M.E.P. ... et de Mlle L.P. (๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Œ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ-๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ)," 1881
Oil on canvas
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edith M. Usry Bequest, in memory of her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin Usry, the Dr. and Mrs. Peder T. Madsen Fund, and the Anna K. Meredith Endowment Fund, 1976.61
Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Bravoโ€™s Top Chef challenged their contestants to make a meal inspired by art movements and by the artwork found at the G...
04/09/2020

Bravoโ€™s Top Chef challenged their contestants to make a meal inspired by art movements and by the artwork found at the Getty Museum. Many of us are cooking at home more than ever! With that in mind:

๐Ÿค” What art movement best describes your cooking? ๐Ÿฅ˜

๐Ÿ”ธ Modern Art: experimental, rejects the traditional
๐Ÿ”ธ Contemporary Art: diverse, global, technologically advanced
๐Ÿ”ธ Postmodern Art: Conceptual, focus on how itโ€™s made

Cooking is an art form! ๐ŸŽจ In the last episode, the Cheftestants had to interpret a work of art on their plate. How incredible is SaltySeattle's recreation of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" made out of pasta? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ

Stay healthy, stay safe, and whenever possible enjoy these cozy artworks from the comfort of your own home. We present o...
04/07/2020
Stir Crazy Already? Feast Your Eyes on 20 Works of Art That Celebrate the Joys of Being at Home | artnet News

Stay healthy, stay safe, and whenever possible enjoy these cozy artworks from the comfort of your own home. We present our own ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ as a piece to bring you a moment's peace.

Benjamin Kopman
๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, n.d.
Gouache on paper
17 1/2 ร— 12 7/8 in.
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Benjamin Weiss, 1956.26

UPDATE: In accordance with the Governor Kim Reynolds' April 6 proclamation calling for the closure of additional Iowa bu...
04/06/2020

UPDATE: In accordance with the Governor Kim Reynolds' April 6 proclamation calling for the closure of additional Iowa businesses, including museums, the Art Center has extended the closure of the museum and school until May 1. As always, we will continually reevaluate our position as recommendations from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health dictate.

Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for further updates and opportunities to engage with the Art Center online, including new virtual tours which can be found here: https://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/visit/virtualtours

โ€œAt times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with de...
04/05/2020

โ€œAt times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.โ€ โ€“ Albert Schweitzer

We extend our deepest appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals dedicating their lives to the care and healing of the sick. โค๏ธ

Grant Wood
๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, 1941
Lithograph on paper
10 ร— 11 15/16 in.
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Bequest of Mrs. Charles Howard by exchange, 1978.34

๐ŸŒ SLOW DOWN! ๐ŸขIt's #SlowArtDay and we're challenging you to look at art actively, intentionally, and slowly. Take for in...
04/04/2020

๐ŸŒ SLOW DOWN! ๐Ÿข

It's #SlowArtDay and we're challenging you to look at art actively, intentionally, and slowly. Take for instance ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ, consider:
๐Ÿ”น What is the first thing you notice?
๐Ÿ”น How would you describe it to someone?
๐Ÿ”น How do you feel about it?
Want to practice the principles of #slowart for yourself? Check out our guide: bit.ly/slowartathome2020

Adriaen van Ostade
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ, c.1667
Etching on paper
9 3/8 x 7 in.
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1950.96

04/03/2020

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? ๐ŸŽจ Tune in for a fun art project that is both Art Center-approved and easily accomplished at home.

To prepare you will need:
๐Ÿ”ธCoffee filters
๐Ÿ”ธWashable markers
๐Ÿ”ธCup of water
๐Ÿ”ธPaper towels
๐Ÿ”ธTape

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? ๐ŸŽจ Tune in Friday, April 3 at 10 am for our Facebook Live presentation o...
04/02/2020

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? ๐ŸŽจ Tune in Friday, April 3 at 10 am for our Facebook Live presentation of an art project that is both Art Center-approved and easily accomplished at home.

To prepare you will need:
๐Ÿ”ธCoffee filters
๐Ÿ”ธWashable markers
๐Ÿ”ธCup of water
๐Ÿ”ธPaper towels
๐Ÿ”ธTape

Today, April 1, weโ€™re celebrating the sole artist in our collection who shares a name with the month, April Gornik! She ...
04/02/2020

Today, April 1, weโ€™re celebrating the sole artist in our collection who shares a name with the month, April Gornik! She is best known for her atmospheric landscapes which heavily focus on cloud formations. Her realistic-yet -dreamlike paintings and drawings embody the opposition and contrast seen in nature. For Iowans, ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต is the perfect prelude to spring showers which mark the advent of a new season.

April Gornik (American, born 1953)
๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜‹๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต, 1985
Color etching on paper
24 3/4 x 34 5/8 in.
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Kay Reynolds Stroud Art Fund, 2003.236

UPDATE: In light of recent updates to recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the Art Center has made the decision to exte...
04/01/2020

UPDATE: In light of recent updates to recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the Art Center has made the decision to extend the current closure of the museum and school until April 28, 2020. With this extension, we regret to share that all remaining spring classes currently in session or scheduled to start in April have been canceled. If you are a current spring student, please keep an eye on your email for more information.

As always, we will continually reevaluate our position as recommendations from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health dictate. Stay tuned to our website and page for further updates.

This March we have highlighted a number of works by female artists in the Art Center's collections in recognition of #Wo...
04/01/2020

This March we have highlighted a number of works by female artists in the Art Center's collections in recognition of #WomensHistoryMonth. Our celebration concludes with a spotlight on Lee Bontecou.

Bontecouโ€™s art is often a unique combination of nature and the manmade, resulting in sculptures and images that resemble both animal and machine. Circles, rotating around a black, central void are also prevalent in her art. All of these features are present in this print, which can be seen as resembling a sharp-finned sea creature, an alien ship, or even a pure abstraction of ovals, lines and shadow, rendered in stark black and white.

This work is in ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด: ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ by Science and can be viewed 24/7 via virtual tour. This exhibition explores the work of women artists who use research into biology, physics, engineering, astronomy, and other fields as fertile ground for aesthetic inspiration. The work in ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด celebrates women who bring these subjects and many more together in beautiful ways, celebrating both the scientific and aesthetic inspirations made possible by the process of discovery.

๐Ÿ’ป Start your virtual tour now: bit.ly/researchersdmac โ €โ €

Lee Bontecou (American, born 1931)
๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, from the portfolio, "The New York Collection for Stockholm," 1973
Screenprint on paper
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Robert Rauschenberg, New York, 1976.100.1

It's #TakeaWalkintheParkDay and we're recognizing our favorite place for taking a stroll, the Pappajohn Sculpture Park! ...
03/30/2020
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It's #TakeaWalkintheParkDay and we're recognizing our favorite place for taking a stroll, the Pappajohn Sculpture Park! Celebrate virtually by downloading our "Paper Sculpture Puppets" coloring sheet. Download here: bit.ly/2UMtFiB

๐Ÿ– Grab your crayons, markers, or colored pencils and get creative!
โœ‚๏ธ Cut along the dotted lines. Attach to a straw, popsicle stick, or writing utensil.
๐Ÿ˜ Voila! You now have a Pappajohn Sculpture Park puppet. Marvel at your new indoor sculpture park.

03/29/2020
Expanding the Path Forward for Museums by James Rondeau

๐ŸŽฅ Sunday Funday Viewing: โ€œThe Changing Roles of Museumsโ€ by James Rondeau ๐Ÿฟ

Rondeau shares his insights on the Art Institute of Chicagoโ€™s efforts to become a more equitable museum, what it has accomplished thus far, and the immense challenges ahead.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fingerman Lecture the Des Moines Art Center presents a series of four lectures by leading museum directors abo...

We're currently closed, but we're still accepting applications for future My Museum Monday experiences. What would you d...
03/27/2020

We're currently closed, but we're still accepting applications for future My Museum Monday experiences. What would you do if you had three hours to yourself in the Art Center? ๐Ÿค” #MyMuseumMonday #entirelyunexpected

Apply today: bit.ly/2WQD5xe

03/26/2020

Ever wonder what a curator would tell you on a tour of the Art Center? In the first edition of our new series recorded prior to our closure, Curator Jared stops by Kuhnโ€™s ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ด. ๐ŸŒ

Want to see this work for yourself? Now you can with Des Moines Art Center virtual tours!
1. Head to our website: https://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/visit/virtualtours
2. Scroll to The Blank Two and Three Galleries
3. Select โ€œStart Tourโ€

Walt Kuhn
๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ด, 1946
Oil on canvas
20 1/4 x 16 1/8 inches
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1953.32

โ€ผ๏ธBIG NEWSโ€ผ๏ธ Virtual tours of the Art Center are available now! We are presently closed, but you can explore the Art Cen...
03/26/2020

โ€ผ๏ธBIG NEWSโ€ผ๏ธ Virtual tours of the Art Center are available now! We are presently closed, but you can explore the Art Centerโ€™s current exhibitions and permanent collections online, anytime. This includes exhibitions ๐˜’๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ: 20 ๐˜ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, and ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด: ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.

It has been a long-standing wish to make our museum more accessible through virtual tours and that wish has become a reality thanks to the partnership of EMC Insurance Companies.

Ready to explore? Cruise on over to our website to see our complete virtual tour offerings: https://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/visit/virtualtours

Edward Hopper was into social distancing before it was cool. โ˜•๏ธ A few weeks ago, curator Laura Burkhalter spoke with The...
03/25/2020
TDS 47 The Automat By Hopper, An Iconic Scene of Social Distancing, The Des Moines Art Center โ€” Storied Gifts, Life Story Matters

Edward Hopper was into social distancing before it was cool. โ˜•๏ธ

A few weeks ago, curator Laura Burkhalter spoke with The Delicious Story podcast about food, Hopper, and the Des Moines Art Center. In a stroke of ironic timing, the episode is titled "Automat by Hopper: An Iconic Scene of Social Distancingโ€ is out now. Click below to listen!

These days, a bit of Edward Hopper seems to speak volumes. The American painter is best known for depicting stark night scenes with people set apart from each other in solitude. Social distancing aside, take note and take heart for a treat. This week on The Delicious Story,

The Des Moines Art Center Youtube page is full of informational and entertaining videos! Here are a few to get you start...
03/23/2020
Hungry to Learn Something New About Art? Here Are 14 of the Most Thrilling YouTube Videos From Museums Around the Globe

The Des Moines Art Center Youtube page is full of informational and entertaining videos! Here are a few to get you started:

๐Ÿ”ธ Joyce J. Scott: My Best Voice is an Artist bit.ly/3bmN6VI

๐Ÿ”ธ A View from the Center of the Americas: Re-Envisioning Miamiโ€™s Art Museum by Franklin Sirmans bit.ly/2wx7a99

๐Ÿ”ธ Art and Empathy: Wonder of Wonders by Kaywin Feldman bit.ly/3dn7GHn

Just because you can't walk into a museum right now, doesn't mean you can't get access to great arts and culture.

A welcome reminder that social distancing can include a walk through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Wash your hands bef...
03/21/2020

A welcome reminder that social distancing can include a walk through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Wash your hands before and after, pack your own water, and be sure to maintain a minimum distance of six feet between yourself and others.

In the age of self-quarantines and social distancing, experts say that engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, biking, or running can help your mental and physical health. Just stay six feet apart! We invite you to take a social distance stroll and explore Art Route Des Moines. Art Route Des Moines unites 87 pieces of public art with an access path via artful city sidewalks and intersections. Think, โ€œFollow the Yellow Brick Road,โ€ where the sidewalk is painted with circles and chevrons leading to world-renowned sculptures, murals, and architecture โ€” free for all to enjoy. http://www.artroutedsm.com #ArtRouteDSM #DSMPublicArt #DSMUSA #DSMStrong @ Des Moines, Iowa

โ—๏ธBIG NEWSโ—๏ธ Virtual tours of the Art Center are coming soon! We are currently closed, but in the coming weeks everyone ...
03/20/2020

โ—๏ธBIG NEWSโ—๏ธ Virtual tours of the Art Center are coming soon! We are currently closed, but in the coming weeks everyone will be able explore current exhibitions and works on display online, anytime.

Hereโ€™s a little behind-the-scenes look at the process. It has been a long-standing wish to make our museum more accessible through virtual tours and that wish has become a reality thanks to the partnership of EMC Insurance Companies. Thank you, EMC Insurance Companies. Your support during this time makes our community a better place. โค๏ธ

Looking for an hour of entertainment? ๐ŸŽง Listen to Director of the Hedda Sterne Foundation Shaina Larrivee discuss the Ar...
03/20/2020
No. 436: Ebony G. Patterson, Hedda Sterne

Looking for an hour of entertainment? ๐ŸŽง Listen to Director of the Hedda Sterne Foundation Shaina Larrivee discuss the Art Center's current exhibition, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, on Modern Art Notes Podcast episode #436. The exhibition, curated by Jared Ledesma, features work informed by John Deere tractor parts that Fortune magazine commissioned from Sterne in 1961.

Episode No. 436 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Ebony G. Patterson and art historian Shaina Larrivee. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is showing โ€œEbony G. Pattersoโ€ฆ

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The Eliel Saarinen Building at The Des Moines Art Center. Built in 1948.
Textures The I.M. Pei Building at The Des Moines Art Center. Built in 1968.
Lines and Curves. The Richard Meier Building at The Des Moines Art Center. Built in 1985.
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This artist's work is beautiful and I would love to see her work featured in one of DMAC's temporary exhibits. Her name is Zheng Duan Xiang and she is one very talented lady! https://www.instagram.com/xiang.duan/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BvwiPY_HJT2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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