November 2018: Alyssa and Isla Bowers
on Monday, November 19, 2018
As part of the Des Moines Art Center's new My Museum Monday program, each month an Art Center member will be invited 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.
When we asked "What would you do with three hours alone in the Art Center?," Art Center member Brian Hutzell submitted this response:
"I would like my My Museum Monday to begin early in the morning, and I would like to share it with my wife. We would begin by bringing some coffee and croissants for breakfast out in the courtyard, by the pond and the Milles sculpture. After a relaxing breakfast, we would go inside to the I.M. Pei building by the big windows. There I/we would write. No computers, just notebooks and a bunch of freshly sharpened pencils for me, pens for my wife. What would we write? Probably some journal entries, then I would work on my still quite nebulous novel. My wife would probably work on a play."
Today Brian and Hitomi joined us for a quiet morning enjoying breakfast in the restaurant (since the courtyard was a little chilly) and taking time to write and reflect in the I. M. Pei building.