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Interim Director M. Jessica Rowe leads a look at the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Des Moines Art Center, “Commitment, Community, and Controversy: The Des Moines Art Center Collections,” on view January 24 – May...Watch
In 1998, Cal Lewis (Architect/Principal at Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck) moderated a panel of experts who analyze the three generations of architectural responses that have gone into making the Des Moines Art Center such a...Watch
During the Art Center’s 50th anniversary, Eliot Nusbaum, Architecture Editor of Traditional Home Magazine, speaks about the unique achievement of twentieth century architecture, a collaboration by three of the most noteworthy architects of modern times,...Watch
Summary of the creation of the site-specific artwork “Greenwood Pond: Double Site” featuring the artist Mary Miss, among other key stakeholders involved with the project.Watch
Beloved Des Moines Art Center Director from 1969-1984 Jim Demetrion, is welcomed back the museum to give a public talk about significant artworks that were added to the collection during his tenure on the occasion...Watch