Exhibitions

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Virtual Gallery Talk: Manos

Former Art Center Associate Curator Jared Ledesma reviews many the exhibition Manos: Selections of Latin American Art from the Des Moines Art Center’s Collection as well as a new addition to the collection, Hermano y...

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Justin Favela, Artist Lecture

Justin Favela shares significant touch points about his artistic motivations, influences, and explorations, ending in a description of his exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center, Justin Favela: Central American.

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Inspired Conversations: Episode #2 Justin Favela

Inspired Conversations is an audio program revolving around major exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center, hosted by Museum Educator Mia Buch. Experience unscripted gallery explorations, unfolding meeting making and the thing that happens when...

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Favela Family Fiesta (Spanish)

Miembros de la comunidad están invitados a la Fiesta Familiar en el jardín delantero del Centro de Arte de Des Moines de 11 a.m. a 3 p.m. el 21 de agosto, un componente de la...

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Favela Family Fiesta (English)

“Family Fiesta” is a performance piece by Justin Favela in which the artist and his family throw a traditional fiesta for museum visitors. This event seeks to show the museum as a place for celebration,...

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