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  • Virtual Viewing

    Practice the art of slow looking with these two-to-five minute videos focusing on a wonderful artwork in the Des Moines Art Center's collection and narrated by an Art Center Docent. Looking closely, see, learn, and think about artwork, artists, and how it all applies to your own life.

    Posted on Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • A Statement on Black Lives Matter

    A state on the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Posted on Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Art and Activism: Virtual Workshops for Teens

    Teens are invited to join the Des Moines Art Center for our virtual Art and Activism class series to learn about intersectionality and art. Study the theory of intersectionality by uncovering how our different social identities intertwine to create our personal identities and experiences.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Webcast: Viewing Art with Essential Workers Episode 2

    Museum Educator Mia Farrell speaks with essential workers in our community to demonstrate the joy and respite in experiencing art.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

  • Webcast: Viewing Art with Essential Workers Episode 1

    Museum Educator Mia Farrell speaks with essential workers in our community to demonstrate the joy and respite in experiencing art.

    Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020

  • Webcast: Artist Talk: In Conversation with Karla Black

    This Artist Talk with Karla Black is a prelude to her exhibition Karla Black: 20 Years.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Art and Activism: Free Weekend Workshops for Teens

    Join the Art Center for a free series of summer Art Activism workshops for teens! Using the Art Center's permanent collections as a catalyst, teens will discuss social movements and discover the power of activism through artistic expression. All workshops include: Friday – Tour and Reflection 6-9pm Saturday – Workshops and Art Creation 9:30 am - 3:30pm Sunday – Showcase noon-3pm

    Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2020

  • Breaking the Chains: Juneteenth Community Mural for Teens

    Join the Des Moines Art Center in collaboration with the Des Moines Urban Experience as they celebrate 30 years of preserving the history of Juneteenth in Iowa.

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • Webcast: Hedda Sterne Mini Lectures + Conversation

    This program introduces one of the most fascinating artists of the twentieth century that you've likely never heard of—Hedda Sterne.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

  • 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.

    Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020

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