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Hedda Sterne Mini Lectures + Conversation

Shaina Larrivee, director of the The Hedda Sterne Foundation, Nathan Augustine, art collections manager at Deere & company, and Jared Ledesma, Art Center assistant curator, introduce one of the most fascinating artists of the twentieth century that you've likely never heard of - Hedda Sterne.

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Viewing Art With Essential Workers Episode 2

The Des Moines Art Center believes that access to art belongs to everyone, and that a simple conversation around works of art between two strangers is a perfect way to enjoy our shared humanity. Museum...

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Why Americans Should Unlearn Their History

In this lecture, Kevin Gover will talk about how this unique backdrop has played, and continues to play, a key role in how the museum defines its mission and vision in the 21st Century. 

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The Possibility of Queer Abstraction

David J. Getsy, Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, discusses the ways in which some queer artists have addressed the problem of representation by pursuing abstraction.

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