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Week of August 18

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Nancy Spero’s “We are Pro-Choice” 1992, Screenprint on paper (source)

“ I ,   T O O ,”

In 1926, Langston Hughes published “I, too,” an inspiring work of poetry that follows a black servant’s rise to equality.  At the poem’s conclusion, the narrator proclaims “I, too, am America,” indicating perhaps that this is not just an anthem for African-Americans, but for all minorities.  Taking its title from Hughes’ poem, the exhibition presents work ranging from 1939 to 2001 by a diverse group of artists who have challenged and responded to political and social conditions of their time.

At a moment when our country’s position is fraught with uncertainty, this exhibition reminds us how artists have responded to turbulent times in the past, utilizing art to spark dialogue leading to change.

I, too, am America is organized by Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma. Open for viewing this Friday. Read More.

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T H U R S D A Y

6:30 PM TANDEM GALLERY DIALOGUE: RUPTURES Des Moines Art Center

7 PM 48HFP Best of Des Moines Screening & Awards 2017 The Fleur Cinema & Cafe

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F R I D A Y

Opening: I, TOO, AM AMERICA Des Moines Art Center

5 PM After Hours Art Terrarium

6 PM Justin Allen Reading Public Space One

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S A T U R D A Y

Closing: JORDAN WEBER “Crabs In A Bucket” Moberg Gallery

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S U N D A Y

1 PM Closing [sharp tongue, quiet lips] Yellow Door Gallery

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M O N D A Y **solar eclipse**

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O P P O R T U N I T I E S : **new & last chance**

**Ballet Des Moines Artist-in-Residence Deadline Aug 18**

**Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Juried Exhibit Deadline Aug 18**

**Grin City PROGRAMS MANAGER Deadline Aug 23**

Exhibit Proposals for the Salisbury House Garage Deadline August 30

**Market Day Black Friday Application 2017 Deadline Aug 31**

The Matador Review Deadline Aug 31

Craft Forms Deadline Sept 15

City of Waukon Public Art Deadline Sept 15

Elkader Byway Public Art Project Deadline Sept 15

2018 Art on the Campus Exhibit Deadline Sept 29

Lydon Emerging Artist Program Deadline Sept 30

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