Week of 7/13
a monumental journey
via DSM Magazine “A Monumental Journey,” the new downtown art installation commemorating the 1925 organizers of the National Bar Association in Des Moines, will be dedicated in ceremonies at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, on Hansen Triangle, at the corner of Grand and Second avenues. The monument honors the determination of a dozen African-American lawyers who created an independent bar association after being denied membership in the American Bar Association. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation commissioned Chicago-based sculptor Kerry James Marshall to create the work. He will discuss his career and the creation of this piece in a lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so register here to be included. Learn the history behind the monument in this article from the current issue of dsm magazine.
11 AM Public Dedication and Celebration of A Monumental Journey Hansen Triangle
6 PM Artist Lecture with Kerry James Marshall Sheslow Auditorium
6:30 PM Feminist Film Series: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry Des Moines Art Center
7:00 PM Suitcase Series #2 Public Space One
4th Annual Waukee Arts Festival
11:30 AM First Friday with Susan Watts of Olson-Larsen Galleries Iowa Center for Economic Success
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**Disrupt: Call for Video Submissions Deadline Extended July 31**
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