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Please click on the name of the work to hear the audio tour content.
 
To learn more about an individual work, visit our online database.

 

Learn about artwork in the Des Moines Art Center's permanent collection through
audio commentary from Director Jeff Fleming and former Director James T. Demetrion.


TOUR STOPS

 

 

  • John Currin

    Three Friends, 1998
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming








     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Jean Dubuffet

    The Villager with the
    Close-Cropped Hair
    , 1947
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming











     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Tom Friedman

    Untitled, 2000
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming

    *This piece is not currently on view





    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Alberto Giacometti

    Man Pointing, 1947
    Audio by former Director James T. Demetrion














     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Francisco Goya

    Don Manuel Garcia de la Prada, c. 1805-1808
    Audio by scholar Juliet Wilson Bareau

     
    *This piece is not currently on view






     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

 

 

  • Edward Hopper

    Automat, 1927
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming


    **Additional audio by scholar Patricia Junker


     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Jasper Johns

    Tennyson, 1958
    Audio by former Director James T. Demetrion












     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Donald Judd

    Untitled, 1976-1977
    Audio by former Director James T. Demetrion




     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Anselm Kiefer

    Untitled, 1987-1988
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming





     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Jeff Koons

    The New Shelton Wet/Dry
    Triple Decker
    , 1981
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming


    *This piece is not currently on view





     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

 

  • Brice Marden

    Range, 1970
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming



     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Agnes Martin

    Untitled #3, 1974
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming





     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Henri Matisse

    Woman in White, 1946
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming










     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Georgia O'Keeffe

    From the Lake No. 1, 1924
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming











     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • Claes Oldenburg

    Three-Way Plug, Scale A (Soft),
    Prototype in Blue
    , 1971
    Audio by former Director James T. Demetrion


    *This piece is not currently on view




     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

 

  • Robert Rauschenberg

    Talisman, 1958
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming











     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

  • John Singer Sargent

    Portraits of Edouard and
    Marie-Louise Paileron
    , 1881
    Audio by Director Jeff Fleming


    *This piece is not currently on view

     


     

    Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines