In this episode of Radio Art Center—which aired on March 21, 2015—Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle discusses what's new at the Des Moines Art Center and chats with Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter about one of the Art Center's newest permanent collection exhibitions, Antique Abstraction.
This exhibition comes together just as the abstract art movement is celebrating its 100th birthday. Antique Abstraction will feature work demonstrating the revolutionary formal ideas that led to abstraction, as well as those that embrace complete non-representation. It includes works by Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyubov Popova, and Andre Derain, among others, with many on display for the first time in several years.
Want even more abstract art? Attend the March 26 screening of "The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show" and Q&A with Director Michael Maglaras at the Art Center. RSVP here.
In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired on January 24, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle discusses what's new at the Des Moines Art Center and discusses the Art Center's newest major exhibition, Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa, with Senior Curator Gilbert Vicario.
The exhibition—which will be on view through April 19, 2015—explores the connection between historic and contemporary African art. Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa combines never-before-seen pieces from the Art Center's extensive African art collection as well as works from well-known contemporary artists like Nick Cave and Radcliffe Bailey.