Welcome to a new year and a new beginning for the Des Moines Art Center. In addition to an array of stimulating exhibitions and programs planned for the year, the Art Center will inaugurate a new strategic plan in 2020 to take us to 2023, our 75th anniversary year. The staff, board, and members of the community have been working with Joe Benesh of the Ingenuity Company to create an energetic plan that will address multiple areas of focus, such as overcoming the psychological or cultural barriers to participation, expanding points of access, raising awareness, enhancing internal and external communication, and creating a culture of continual development, among others. We will share the final plan with the community in the coming months.

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