Posts by Amy Day

Black and white photograph by Ken Heyman of young children playing

Hold Me Closer Community Photo Showcase

Simple moments of connection can impact us forever. VIEW COMMUNITY SHOWCASE   If you would like to share your tender memories, embraces, and snapshots of physical connection to be featured in the online Hold Me...

Anna Gaskell, Bobby Marines, Xavier Tavera, and Ignatius Widiapradja sitting on stage in Levitt Auditorium

Artist Panel Discussion: Who Owns Images?

What makes a work of art any different than the thousands of images that enter our homes every day? Photographs, photocopies, prints, the internet, television, and cell phones; in a world of endless and easy...

Student Artists Shine in My Voice Program

Throughout the galleries of the Des Moines Art Center, you will find endless inspiration in the form of artful objects on view and the contemporary ideas surrounding them.  Recently, a new group of inspired works...

Tour with Your Eyes

Art museums are amazing places filled with fascinating things! It is true that art museums are not a place for touching, running, or climbing. However, even though we cannot touch the art, we can explore...

Exploring Art and Audience: Music, Dance, and Moving Images

Discover how three artists from different disciplines are motivated by redefining the relationship between the work and the viewer. Panelists: Beau Kenyon Composer-in-Residence, Ballet Des Moines; Faculty, College of Arts, Media + Design at Northeastern...

Immersive Vinyl Wall Text

IMMERSIVE Exhibition

Immersive runs through Sunday, June 5 in the Anna K. Meredith and Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey Gallery. This multi-part experiential exhibition invites visitors to be literally immersed in artworks from the permanent collection and...

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Looking Together Interactive Gallery Guide

The Looking Together interactive guide is a fun way to encourage engagement in the galleries. The prompts provided help you and your gallery partners look more closely, think differently, and find new artworks in the...

Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Use this photo guide and prompts to uncover some remarkable architectural features within the museum. When you find a feature, submit a response. DOWNLOAD