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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 07, 2022in

Masterworks 7: Pictures at an Exhibition

Season Finale! Experience the romantic thrill of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto played by virtuoso Alessio Bax. Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst dazzles with swirling, kaleidoscopic musical colors. Finally, feel the stirring joy [...]

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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 09, 2022in

Masterworks 6: Beethoven’s Ninth

The Symphony’s April concert opens with the heroic trumpet call of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and ends with his Ninth Symphony, the joyful anthem of humanity and brotherhood. Joseph Giunta and [...]

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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 19, 2022in

Masterworks 5: Beethoven & Shostakovich

Conductor Laureate of the San Diego Symphony Jahja Ling leads the Orchestra in the effervescent Remembering Gatsby. Rising star Janice Carissa plays Beethoven’s turbulent, poetic Third Piano Concerto. Shostakovich’s Fifth [...]

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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 29, 2022in

Masterworks 4: Immortal Beloved

“Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.” So Beethoven closed a July 1812 letter to his “immortal beloved,” a woman whose identity has remained one of the great mysteries of classical [...]

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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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