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Virtual Viewing: Basin by El Anatsui

Practice the art of slow looking with this two-to-five minute video focusing on a wonderful artwork in the Des Moines Art Center's collection and narrated by an Art Center Docent.

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A Statement on Black Lives Matter

While no statement can fully address the pain Black Americans have experienced and continue to feel, we can use our platform to support Black Lives Matter, recognize injustice, and raise the voices of Black artists and community members

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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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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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September 2019: Sara Williams

As part of the Des Moines Art Center's new My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is normally closed to the public. We received dozens of applications to take part in this experience and are excited to begin sharing them with you.

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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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July 2019: The Yaegers

As part of the Des Moines Art Center's new My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is normally closed to the public. We received dozens of applications to take part in this experience and are excited to begin sharing them with you.

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