Lectures + Videos

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Conjectural Thinking and the Look of Meaning

“Conjectural Thinking and the Look of Meaning” was the topic of discussion in the 32nd annual Fingerman Lecture series at the Des Moines Art Center; listen to the conversation between Artist Lari Pittman and Jeff...

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Visiting the Art Museum With Your Students

We are excited to have your classroom here at the Des Moines Art Center. There is no place quite like a modern and contemporary art museum, and visiting here can be a fun and transformational...

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Visiting the Art Museum With Your Family

There are many reasons to bring children to the Des Moines Art Center. All kids can love art museums – from toddlers learning language, and children with differing sensory sensitivities and communication abilities, to teenagers...

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Anna Gaskell, Bobby Marines, Xavier Tavera, and Ignatius Widiapradja sitting on stage in Levitt Auditorium
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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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Tour with Your Eyes

Art museums are amazing places filled with fascinating things! It is true that art museums are not a place for touching, running, or climbing. However, even though we cannot touch the art, we can explore...

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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 Vinyl Wall Text
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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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A Place for Curiosity

Have you ever wondered what an artist was thinking about when they created a work of art? Have you wondered about where they might be from or even how old they are? Have you ever...

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