Friday, January 27, 2023


12:30 pm

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Members at the Ambassador level ($140) and above are invited to join Curatorial Manager Laura Burkhalter for Art for Lunch. This limited in-person gallery talk is for the exhibition “Postcards”, which runs through April 16.

In recent years, the Art Center has worked to improve its collection of photography, particularly that of the early to mid-20th century. This era was often ignored by art museums (including this one) but has now been embraced as not only an essential element of visual culture but a critical record of the world in decades past. Via gifts and targeted purchases, the Art Center now has hundreds of photographs in our collection, and we are eager to share them with our audience in a series of small thematic exhibitions over the next few years. “Postcards” focuses on landscapes, travel documentation, and the scenic routes artists have taken with a camera in hand. Works in the exhibition date from photography’s 19th century beginnings to contemporary works.

Afterwards, enjoy lunch with Laura and fellow members at Tangerine – it’s on us!

12:30 – 1 pm: – Gallery Talk

1 – 2 pm: – Lunch (includes an entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited, RSVP online by January 23. Members click login at the top left to log into your member account and complete your registration.

Invitation to attend one Art for Lunch annually.

Questions? Contact Cassandra Tant, Senior Manager of Membership and Development at

If your membership has lapsed, renew in person or online at

Leonard Freed, (American, 1929 – 2006), A man makes his way through Petralia Soprana for the local Saints’ Day Festival, Sicily, Italy, 1974, Vintage gelatin silver print, 6 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches, Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Steven Schwartz, 2017.159


Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States