Friday, October 14, 2022


5:00 - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Join us for the opening celebration of “Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It.” This exhibition, the most comprehensive gathering of Alison Elizabeth Taylor’s work to date, assembles dozens of works that chronicle her steady mastery of the now nearly forgotten technique of marquetry (wood inlay) and reveal her talent as an extraordinary storyteller of 21st-century American life and culture.

View the exhibition and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments by Tangerine at the Art Center.

Registration not required.

Alison Elizabeth Taylor (American, born 1972)
Laocoön, 2013
Marquetry hybrid: wood veneer, oil, and shellac, 58 x 76 inches
Private collection
Photo credit: Courtesy Alison Elizabeth Taylor and James Cohan Gallery, NY


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

“Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It” is organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Generous support for this exhibition and publication has been provided by the Sidney R. Knafel Fund, the Sherrill Collection of American Art Foundation, David and Pamela Hornik, and the Michael and Fiona Scharf Publications Fund.

The Des Moines Art Center’s exhibition of “Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It” is supported by the Harriet S. and J. Locke Macomber Art Center Fund and ASK Studio.