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Des Moines Art Center NEWS: April to June 2020

It’s finally spring and there is a lot of activity at the Art Center in anticipation of warmer, sunnier days. I am looking forward to many exciting events. These include a lecture with the scholar and newly...

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Des Moines Art Center NEWS: October to December 2019

The Art Center continues to work with community partners to be proximate with new audiences. Several recent examples exemplify these efforts. The Des Moines Symphony has commissioned the composer Steven Heitzeg to create Symphony in Sculpture III, the third...

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Des Moines Art Center NEWS: April to June 2019

Since its founding, the Des Moines Art Center has acquired artworks by many African-American artists to ensure an inclusive and diverse permanent collection. For example, the Art Center’s forerunner, the Des Moines Association of Fine...

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Des Moines Art Center NEWS: October to December 2018

As Director of Education at the Art Center, I’m delighted Director Jeff Fleming invited me to contribute the opening remarks for this newsletter. The message I’m sharing brings to mind this passage by the celebrated children’s author Philip Pullman, “We...

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