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Posted March 02, 2021in

From the Land: Iowa Landscapes Exhibit

Artisan Gallery 218 presents our landscape show ‘From the Land: Iowa Landscapes’, March 2nd through June 5th. Stop in or view online to see new works from four Iowa artists: [...]

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Posted February 05, 2020in Art News

Deconstructed tractors

And Kooglians, who are not unfamiliar with Earth. Hedda Sterne’s “Imagination and the Machine” brings a great artist from the WWII era back into mainstream awareness. The Romanian artist, a [...]

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Posted January 01, 2020in Art News

The big, the small, the playful and the deadly earnest

They all share the stage at Moberg Gallery. The latest show at Moberg Gallery illustrates the diversity of that gallery’s artists. Three are showcased here. One spells her name entirely [...]

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Posted December 04, 2019in Art News

Revenge of the drag queen

Tales are told with irony, sarcasm and understated glee. “Of Our Time: Contemporary art by indigenous people from the permanent collection” is the latest show at the Des Moines Art [...]

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Posted November 06, 2019in Art News

‘Monument Valley’ is a perfect fit for Iowa

In her introduction to “Monument Valley,” the Des Moines Art Center’s latest exhibition, curator Laura Burkhalter explains why a show about the history and mythology of a Navajo Tribal Park [...]

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Posted October 02, 2019in Art News

Female artists dominate the galleries

“Kicking Abstract and Taking Names” The autumn art season kicked off with female artists dominating the galleries. Drake’s Anderson Gallery hosted “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” with an accompanying poster [...]

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Posted September 04, 2019in Art News

Lost worlds, floating and submerged

A celebration of three centuries of Japanese printmaking Ukiyo-e is the most influential school of art that most Americans never heard about. It had a huge effect on the Impressionists, [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Art News

Digital when digital wasn’t cool

Gardening and art are intermingled in the mindset of Bill Luchsinger and Karen Strohbeen. Bill Luchsinger and Karen Strohbeen are Iowa’s original digital couple. They were transferring images to computer [...]

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Posted July 03, 2019in Art News

Love in the time of Der Fuhrer

The Grundigs defied the Nazis, buying a press and distributing pro-Jewish and Communist points of view. Lea Grundig is little known in the U.S. That’s a shame. She and her [...]

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Posted June 05, 2019in Art News

Cosmopolitan Des Moines

The local art scene is continually improving. After writing about art in Des Moines for more than 30 years, I marvel most at how much things have become more cosmopolitan. [...]

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