You are invited to join fellow Print Club members for a tour of “The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis,” featuring Catlett’s prints and sculptures, at Iowa State University’s Brunnier Art Museum in Ames, Iowa. Print Club members will gather for lunch and a tour of the exhibition, guided by curator Adrienne Gennett. Elizabeth Catlett was a prolific artist known for depicting Black and working-class life through printmaking and sculpture. While she spent much of her life in Mexico, she had ties to Iowa — in 1940 she was one of three University of Iowa students to be the first to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in the United States. In 2020, Print Club members gifted Catlett’s print “Links Together” to the Des Moines Art Center.
Drive to Ames l Approx. 11 am
It is approximately a 40-minute drive from the Art Center to Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill.
Optional carpools will depart from the Des Moines Art Center at 11 am.
Lunch at Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill l 12 pm
320 South 16th Street, Ames, Iowa
Before the tour, gather with fellow Print Club members for lunch at Dublin Bay.
Everyone will be responsible for paying for their own meal.
Check out the menu at dublinbayames.com/menu
Exhibition Tour / Brunnier Art Museum l 2 pm
Scheman Building, Room 295, 1800 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa
Brunnier curator Adrienne Gennett will give Print Club a guided tour of “The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis.” Print Club will cover the $5 entrance fee for each attendee.
Register by March 3.
Contact Executive Assistant Lindley Warren Mickunas at 515.271.0303 or email@example.com with any questions, or if you wish to carpool as a driver or a rider.
Not a member? Join online today at desmoinesartcenter.org/printclub
Image: Elizabeth Catlett (American, active Mexico, 1915–2012)
“Links Together,” 1996
Lithograph on paper
29 1/2 x 23 inches
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, 2020.19