Mindful Museums

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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March 3, 2013 / 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

MINDFUL MUSEUM: Thoughtful Conversations about Art, Ideas, and Issues

Meet in the Restaurant

These gallery talks are designed and facilitated by veteran docents Madelyn Mayberry and
Jon Oakland with an art-initiated audience in mind. The aim is to participate in explorative
conversations with people who enjoy delving more deeply into the issues presented by the
art of our time.

“ Talking in museums is one of the things that makes them matter, and the way in which we
talk in museums is one of the things that defines for us what they are. Because museums, I
think, as much as they are places to go and see things, are also places to go and talk about
things, and, through talking, to understand something about the way life takes place in time.”
     -Adam Gopnik, art critic and writer
     “The Mindful Museum,” The Walrus, June 2007

Let this quote set the tone for invigorating conversations in the museum.

Upcoming discussion: "DMAC's Distinct DNA"


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