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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...

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A Statement on Black Lives Matter

While no statement can fully address the pain Black Americans have experienced and continue to feel, we can use our platform to support Black Lives Matter, recognize injustice, and raise the voices of Black artists and community members

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September 2019: Sara Williams

As part of the Des Moines Art Center's new My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is normally closed to the public. We received dozens of applications to take part in this experience and are excited to begin sharing them with you.

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July 2019: The Yaegers

As part of the Des Moines Art Center's new My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is normally closed to the public. We received dozens of applications to take part in this experience and are excited to begin sharing them with you.

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July 2019: Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith was first exposed to Tai Chi over 20 years ago when living in D.C. Initially, he was frustrated with his perceived lack of progress and gave up on practicing. But 10 years later, he decided to give it another shot, this time feeling committed and ready.

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June 2019: Eric Heininger

On a quiet Monday morning in June, Eric Heininger got up to get ready for work as if it was any other day. However, instead of heading straight to the office, he found himself at the Art Center at 5:20 am.

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May 2019: Mary Ellen Kimball

When Mary Ellen first heard about the My Museum Monday program, she was eager to participate and came up with a plethora of ideas. As an artist herself, she wanted to use this opportunity to bring her imagination to life, and that’s exactly what she did. Having always been drawn to the dark and lonely themes present in Edward Hopper’s work, she dressed up as the woman in Automat (1927), on display at the Art Center.

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March 2019: Kristie Bell

For Des Moines Art Center member Kristie Bell, cross stitching is “very soothing and serves as a way to quiet [her] mind.” Naturally, when asked how she would spend three hours alone in the museum, she wanted to cross stitch a replica of a famous work on display.

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