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August 2023: Abbie Sawyer

Art Center Member Abbie Sawyer applied for My Museum Monday, suspecting that it would be a magical experience. She had performed music in a gallery space before and knew this was a great opportunity to...

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Des Moines Art Center NEWS: September to December 2023

Non-profits like the Art Center depend on the generosity of people, governments, organizations, foundations, and corporations. However, generosity is never guaranteed—indeed, generosity would not be generosity if it were compelled or mandated. That puts the...

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July 2023: Jane Burns

Art Center Member Jane always wanted to be in a museum by herself. When she learned about the My Museum Monday program, and realized that her birthday landed on a Monday, it seemed like the...

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Inspired Conversations: Episode #5 with Nathan Spalding

Join Museum Educator Mia Buch and guest Nathan Spalding of Sadboy Ceramics as they explore the Des Moines Art Center’s exhibition “Underneath Everything.” A must-listen, this episode is filled with playful and empathetic authentic experiences...

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May 2023: Victoria Herring

Art Center Member Victoria Herring has a passion for photography and applied to My Museum Monday to take advantage of the empty galleries to get the perfect shot. Victoria was interested in the architecture of...

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Des Moines Art Center NEWS: May to August 2023

I write this, my first introduction to the Art Center’s printed newsletter, from New York, where I’m currently finishing my tenure as The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of...

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