Art Center Audio Tours

 
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  • Des Moines, Iowa
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  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
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Learn about artwork in the permanent collection by listening to audio commentary by
Art Center Director Jeff Fleming and former Director James T. Demetrion.

  Francis Bacon, Study after Velasquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X, 1953
                By James T. Demetrion, Former Director

  Joseph Beuys, Energie Plan for the Westman, 1974
                             By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Cecily Brown, Half-Bind, 2005
                  By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Joseph Cornell, Habitat Group for a Shooting Gallery, 1943
                 By James T. Demetrion, Former Director

Tony Cragg, Untitled (Conch Shell), 1988
                      By Tony Cragg, Artist

  John Currin, Three Friends, 1998
                 By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Jean Dubuffet, The Villager with Close-Cropped Hair, 1947
                By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Tom Friedman, Untitled, 2000
                   By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Alberto Giacometti, Man Pointing, 1947
              By James T. Demetrion, Former Director

Francisco Goya, Don Manuel Garcia de la Prada, c. 1811
             By Juliet Wilson Bareau, Scholar

  Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927
                     By Jeff Fleming, Director and Patricia Junker, Scholar

  Jasper Johns, Tennyson, 1958
               By James T. Demetrion, Former Director

  Donald Judd, Untitled, 1976-77
                     By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Anselm Kiefer, Untitled, 1987-88
                      By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Jeff Koons, The New Shelton Wet/Dry Triple Decker, 1981
               By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Brice Marden, Range, 1970
                      By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Agnes Martin, Untitled #3, 1974
                  By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Henri Matisse, Woman in White, 1946
              By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Georgia O'Keeffe, From the Lake No. 1, 1924
               By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Claes Oldenburg, Three-Way Plug, Scale A (Soft), Prototype in Blue, 1971
             By James T. Demetrion, Former Director

  Robert Rauschenberg, Talisman, 1958
               By Jeff Fleming, Director

  John Singer Sargent, Portraits of Edouard and Marie-Louise Paileron, 1881
                      By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water, c. 1907
                 By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Richard Tuttle, Floor Drawing #19 (Sentence III), 1989
              By Jeff Fleming, Director

  Bill Viola, Ascension, 2000
                     By Jeff Fleming, Director, and Bill Viola, Artist

  Andy Warhol,The American Man-Watson Powell, 1964
                  By Jeff Fleming, Director