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March 2019: Kristie Bell

For Des Moines Art Center member Kristie Bell, cross stitching is “very soothing and serves as a way to quiet [her] mind.” Naturally, when asked how she would spend three hours alone in the museum, she wanted to cross stitch a replica of a famous work on display.

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May 2019: Mary Ellen Kimball

When Mary Ellen first heard about the My Museum Monday program, she was eager to participate and came up with a plethora of ideas. As an artist herself, she wanted to use this opportunity to bring her imagination to life, and that’s exactly what she did. Having always been drawn to the dark and lonely themes present in Edward Hopper’s work, she dressed up as the woman in Automat (1927), on display at the Art Center.

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June 2019: Eric Heininger

On a quiet Monday morning in June, Eric Heininger got up to get ready for work as if it was any other day. However, instead of heading straight to the office, he found himself at the Art Center at 5:20 am.

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July 2019: Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith was first exposed to Tai Chi over 20 years ago when living in D.C. Initially, he was frustrated with his perceived lack of progress and gave up on practicing. But 10 years later, he decided to give it another shot, this time feeling committed and ready.

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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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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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June 2022: Karen Downing

As part of the Des Moines Art Center’s My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is...

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July 2022: Kyle White

As part of the Des Moines Art Center’s My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is...

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August 2022: Paul Witmer

As part of the Des Moines Art Center’s My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member is invited to spend time in the museum when the building is...

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