Sunday, May 16, 2021

Join our email blast

Posted May 05, 2021in Art News

A superstar, a design star and a populist star

Julian Schnabel is a big deal. When asked about his recent acquisitions of Julian Schnabel works, Steven Vail, of Steven Vail Fine Arts, responded, “These are somewhat unbelievable to be [...]

Read More →
Posted March 31, 2021in Art News

40 Years of Print Club gifts

Forty years ago, a few art lovers got together to create a Print Club. Modeled on similar clubs attached to major art museums in Cleveland and Philadelphia, the club would [...]

Read More →
Posted March 03, 2021in Art News

The Sacred and the Profane

If you love the circus, you should have a good time at “The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art,” the first survey and major scholarly assessment of the artist’s [...]

Read More →
Posted February 03, 2021in Art News

Jeremiah Elbel and the madness of crowds

This column used to present a “best and worst of the year” reckoning. Ten years ago, we declared a young Jeremiah Elbel the artist of the year. That honor was [...]

Read More →
Posted January 06, 2021in Art News

The inauguration of Moberg’s new building

Moberg Gallery stayed busy during the pandemic by moving into its own building behind Noah’s on Grand Avenue. To open, they are showing off the new space and its tall [...]

Read More →
Posted December 02, 2020in Art News

Watercolor’s lightness and levity

In December of 1866, 11 painters gathered in New York City to form what would later become known as the American Watercolor Society. At that time, watercolor was considered a [...]

Read More →
Posted November 04, 2020in Art News

Black Stories matter at the Des Moines Art Center

“Black Stories” is the latest main galleries exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center. More than anything, it shows off the permanent collection of the museum. Secondly, it shows a [...]

Read More →
Posted September 30, 2020in Art News

Classics thrive when not much is new

The art world lags behind the sports world in reopening — except in the public schools of Des Moines where they are recalcitrant to offer activities to the students. So, [...]

Read More →
Posted September 02, 2020in Art News

Art in the year of the virus and violence

The Des Moines Art Center has re-opened with some cute posters of famous pieces of art with people wearing those familiar baby blue masks that Hanes, the men’s underwear company, [...]

Read More →
Posted August 05, 2020in Art News

The Great Romantic

The world, even the U.S, has had time to adjust to life without packed crowds at sports events and to life without some sports at all. Yet the talk about [...]

Read More →
Dew Tour