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Blogs - 2017

  • Meet Pianist Sophia Ahmad

    In conjunction with the exhibition The Irrational and the Marvelous, the Art Center will host a lecture and Dadaist piano performance from the ballet work Relâche performed under the Numen/For Use sculpture Tape Des Moines.

    Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Celebrating the Spooky Side of Our Collection with 13 Days of Halloween

    To celebrate the spookiest of seasons, we spent the 13 days leading up to Halloween sharing some of the eeriest pieces from the Art Center's collections.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Winners

    Established in New York City in 1997, the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival receives over 500 entries from more than 40 countries each year. Audiences from around the world unite not only to view the films, but to vote on them as well.

    Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Drawing in Space: Numen/For Use Guidelines for Participation

    In order to ensure that all of our visitors have the best possible experience in the Numen/For Use installation Tape Des Moines, the Des Moines Art Center has created the following guidelines for visitors to Drawing in Space​.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • 36th Annual Black Maria Film Festival Program

    The Art Center continues to bring cutting-edge, independent films to the region by hosting the Black Maria International Film Festival. The annual festival draws hundreds of entries from around the world in the categories of documentary, experimental, animation, and narrative works. Fifty award-winning films are named and included in the Festival's annual tour, which travels to more than 60 host institutions across the country and abroad.

    Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Art Noir + PechaKucha Night Des Moines: Q&A with Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma

    Want a sneak peek of the entirely unexpected event? Check out Art Noir's quick Q&A with PechaKucha Night Des Moines: Volume 30 presenter and Art Center Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

  • Drawing in Space: Tandem Gallery Dialogues + Drop-in Tours

    Experience the entirely unexpected exhibition Drawing in Space through a docent-led tour or gallery dialogue with Art Center staff.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • 2017 MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival Finalists

    Established in New York City in 1997, The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival receives over 500 entries from over 40 countries each year. Ten entries are selected as finalists in the annual Festival and are then packaged and distributed on DVD to participating theaters. Audiences from around the world unite not only to view the films, but to vote on them as well.

    Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Four Ways to Celebrate Iowa Museum Week

    Did you know it's Iowa Museum Week? We're fortunate to be in the company of the other wonderful museums located around the state.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Big Hair Ball 2017: What do I wear?

    The Des Moines Art Center's 2017 Big Hair Ball is almost here! Are you stressing about what to wear? Don't fret. We've got your back.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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