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Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of Jan 20


Takashi Murakami’s “Making A U-Turn, The Lost Child Finds His Way Home” (2004), Silkscreen on paper, Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Kay Reynolds Stroud Art Fund, 2004.9, Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines (source)


Prints, drawings, and sculpture from the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collection respond to nature and animals, but also investigate images of humans and human behavior, hybrids of both, and curious views of the city or mechanical structures. Artists included are Francis Bacon, the Chapman Brothers, Rudd van Emple, Larry Fink. George Grosz, Rene Magritte, Emile Nolde and Drake Art Professor, Phillip Chen.

Tonight at 6:30, join Art Center Director Jeff Fleming for a discussion of the exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center. Event info.


T H I S  W E E K :

THURS – 6:30 PM - Wild Life: Gallery Dialogues Des Moines Art Center

F R I – 10 AM - Near Future arrives Public Space One, Iowa City

S U N – 1:30 PM - Free Film: Eva Hesse Des Moines Art Center

M O N –5:30 PM -  One-of-a-Kind Artist Housing: Phenix Elementary 

A plan to convert the vacant former Phenix Elementary in West Des Moines into affordable artist housing is up for a big vote that will determine if the project is going forward.


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

**Classes and Events this Week at Artisan Gallery 218** Check their calendar

**Art Ups: Registration Open**

Basic Branding Principles JAN 26

How to Be An Awesome Board Member FEB 8

Basics of the Arts Business Model MAR 9

Demystifying Public Art MAR 16

Grant Writing 101: It’s More Than Writing MAR 23

Market Day Application 2017 Deadline February 17

Call for Entries: 2017 DuMA Biennial Deadline March 5

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