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Des Moines Art Center announces Pantheon Project


DES MOINES, IA — On Saturday, May 20, the Des Moines Art Center, along with
Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines Symphony Academy, and Des Moines DanzArts Studio will present two performances of the Pantheon Project, a unique community project involving students
12-18 years of age from these four institutions who have collaborated throughout the past year exploring the concept of water from the perspectives of visual arts, dance, music and science. The project culminates on May 20 with performances by all students featuring Handel’s “Water Music” and Smetana’s “The Moldau.” The event includes an exhibition of student work created by Des Moines
Art Center Teen Academy students. This is an exceptional opportunity for the Des Moines community to experience an interdisciplinary approach to STEAM education and performances among four of the city’s esteemed cultural and scientific institutions.

The performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Staplin Performing Arts Center, West Des Moines Community Schools, 3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, and are free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Visit to register.

The Pantheon Project is a follow-up to the initial STEAM project two years ago undertaken by the same four institutions, which featured Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” The concept was conceived and funded by a local philanthropist, and the Des Moines Art Center is proud to once again be a participant in this project.

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