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Posted June 01, 2022in Art News

The Director

Jeff Fleming is in his final year as Des Moines Art Center director. He’s been director since 2005 and has worked at the museum since 1999. He was the first [...]

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Posted May 04, 2022in Art News

Modern Concepts at the DMAC

“Modern Concepts” is a new print show at the Des Moines Art Center. The curator is Jeff Fleming, the retiring museum director. That is a rare thing, but Fleming said [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in Art News

Sarah Grant and Scott Charles Ross at Moberg

Sarah Grant and Scott Charles Ross are Des Moines painters with big followings. They have been paired together for years. They moved together from Olson-Larsen Galleries to Moberg Gallery because [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in Art News

Olson-Larsen expands

There are all kinds of cool things going on at Olson-Larsen Galleries. For starters, the gallery recently acquired the building next door, which used to be a bank. Now it’s [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in Art News

Contemplating surrealism during winter

Winter is the best time to visit museums and also to muse the works of surrealists. Currently the Des Moines Art Center offers both opportunities during a very cold season. [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in Art News

The prodigal artist and friends

Moberg Gallery’s Winter Group Show offers artwork in many styles, shapes and colors. It features James Ellwanger, an artist known mostly for sculptures and public art. He also is a  [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Art News

Circles of clay

David Dahlquist’s show opening at Moberg Gallery was also a retirement party for his administrative duties at RDG. For the first time this fall, Moberg Gallery is showing two of [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Art News

Disturbing and entertaining

Surrealism was designed to horrify as many people as it amused. The Art Center’s latest show is “Fantasy Figures – Surrealistic Works on Paper.” Because surrealism was designed to horrify [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Art News

Time and memory influence the works of Chuck Hipsher

In paintings like “Fall of Eden,” he comments upon technology and its effect on humanity. Chuck Hipsher grew up in Council Bluffs, later attending the University of Iowa and The [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Art News

Summer shows sparkle

Moberg Gallery’s Summer Arts show demonstrates how much they have grown.  Moberg Gallery opened a showing of the art and crafts of five local guys. Their current Summer Arts show [...]

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