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Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of September 2nd

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Garry Winograd’s Untitled, from “Women are Beautiful" c.1965, Gelatin silver print, Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Jeff Perry in honor of Myron and Jacqueline Blank, 2006.40, Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

W H O S E  S T R E E T S

One of the most common subjects depicted in Western painting in the late 19th- to mid-20th centuries was the city. Starting with the Impressionists, the city was the ultimate symbol of Modernism—a phenomenon that thrilled, excited, troubled, and dismayed the people of its time. 

Whose Streets is a new show featuring works from the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collections. The exhibition explores the ways painting and photography not only captured the novelty of Modernism but also addressed the politics of class, race, and gender as it was played out on the city streets.

On September 1st, join Senior Curator Alison Ferris for a discussion of the exhibition Whose Streets?

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T H U R S D A Y :

6:30PM - Whose Streets? Art Talk Des Moines Art Center

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F R I D A Y :

6 PM - POP-UGH The Lift

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S A T U R D A Y :

2 PM - Art Center Drop-in Tour Des Moines Art Center

3 PM - Musician & Artists Wellness Des Moines

6 PM - Manifest(ation) pro/con DADA Iowa City

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O P P O R T U N I T I E S

Market Day Black Friday Applications DEADLINE September 23

COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINE November 15

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John Huffman’s Blue Murray (source) on view Friday in “POP-UGH

Rachel Buse