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Radio Art Center

Radio Art Center is a bi-weekly podcast recorded by the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle. Tune in for talks with our curators, the scoop on our newest exhibitions and more. Radio Art Center airs on KFMG 99.1 FM in Des Moines every other Saturday at 11 am.
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Now displaying: 2015
Dec 10, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Assistant Registrar / Curatorial Assistant Megan Cohen and Social Media Manager Megan Bannister to talk about the upcoming exhibition, Selfie: Self Portraits from the Permanent Collection.

The exhibition, which opens Friday, December 18, will include a number of self portraits from the Art Center's permanent collections and will include an interactive community component. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1IXifKA

Nov 24, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which airs November 28, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter and artist Jessica Teckemeyer to talk about her work in the Art Center's new exhibition, Iowa Artists 2015: Jessica Teckemeyer

Learn more about the history of the Iowa Artists program and hear the artist speak about her work, which is on view in the John and Mary Pappajohn Gallery in the lower Richard Meier building through February 21, 2016.

Learn more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1L4PfBo

Nov 12, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired November 14, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle sits down with Retail Operations Director Sarah Jane Shimasaki to talk all things Museum Shop.

Find out what makes the space a unique place to shop and discover how merchandise finds its way to the Museum Shop's shelves.

Learn about upcoming Members' Double Discount Weekends as well as some unique seasonal programs coming to the Museum Shop soon. Perfect your holiday presentation with Gift Wrap 101 from November 17 – 22, or find the creative craft and toy for the little one in your life with Come Out & Play Week from December 15 – 20.

The museum shop is open during regular museum hours.

Oct 17, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired October 17, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle sits down with committee member Gary McKay to talk about the 15th annual Day of the Dead – Día de los Muertos at the Art Center.

This year's event, which will be held on Sunday, November 1 from noon to 6 pm, will honor the memory of Aurora Bejarano Lumadue, a dedicated community volunteer who was active in many organizations including the Art Center's Day of the Dead committee.

Learn more about the celebration on the Art Center's website.

Oct 1, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired on Saturday, October 3, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle sits down with Amy N. Worthen, curator of prints and drawings, to discuss the recently opened exhibition, East and Beyond: Helen Frankenthaler and Her Contemporaries.

In celebration of the acquisition of Helen Frankenthaler's breakthrough color woodblock print, East and Beyond, 1973, the Art Center presents an exhibition contextualizing Frankenthaler's print. The exhibition includes four works on paper by Frankenthaler, as well as 23 works on paper and ceramics by American and Japanese artists who were active during the 1950s to 1980s.

Sep 5, 2015

On this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired September 5, 2015, Des Moines Art Center Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with artist Laurel Nakadate to talk about the Art Center's major exhibition Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations. The exhibition, which opened to the public on Saturday, September 5, is the first time this body of work has been shown in a museum. 

"Strangers and Relations raises any number of questions regarding how we define ourselves and others. Our DNA is the most elemental, individualized facet of our existence. Nakadate takes that unique code and visualizes its potential for communication across digital media—a world as vast and infinite as the genetic code is unimaginably microscopic. Her process, from research to cross-country travel for photos hoots to the finalized photographs, bridges distances both actual and metaphorical. To contact her photo subjects, she reaches into the dark of cyberspace, and the resulting images are elegant, eerie interpretations of the tenuousness of the first meeting of any two strangers." - Laura Burkhalter, Associate Curator at the Des Moines Art Center

Learn more about the exhibition on the Art Center's website.

Aug 22, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired August 21, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Development Director Emily Bahnsen to talk about how the Art Center's members support the museum and its programs. 

Learn more about how the museum's free admission program is supported and why membership is a crucial part of the Art Center's mission.

Aug 8, 2015

On this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired August 8, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Co-hair Julia Hogren and Runway Director Belle DuChene to talk about anything and everything related to the 2015 Big Hair Ball.

The biennial fundraiser will be held Saturday, August 15 at the Des Moines Art Center from 8 pm – midnight. This year's event will feature a futuristic, space theme as well as a runway show put on by local hair salons. 

Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Shop or online here: http://bit.ly/1HT86l3

Jul 18, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center from the 2013 archives, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Development Director Emily Bahnsen to talk about the benefits of membership, member groups and outreach programming.

Learn more about becoming a member of the Des Moines Art Center. Join today to take advantage of entirely unexpected discounts and special programming!

Jul 11, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired July 11, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Chief Registrar Mickey Koch to talk about museum registration, loans, and everything that goes into caring for the Art Center's permanent collections.

She also discusses what it takes to conserve the Art Center's works both in the museum and at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, including why she'll kindly ask you to stop if she sees you climbing a sculpture at the downtown Sculpture Park.

Jun 27, 2015

On this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired June 27. 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle gives an expansive look at all of the Art Center's summer programming. 

From Free Flicks as part of our Summer on the Hill series to the seventh Big Hair Ball, we've got a full calendar of films, lectures, and entirely unexpected events planned for this summer. 

To see what's happening at the Des Moines Art Center, visit our calendar.

Jun 20, 2015

In this archived episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle talks with Curator of Prints and Drawings Amy N. Worthen about an important figure in the Art Center's history.

Louise Rosenfield Noun was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1908, and was a major supporter of the Des Moines Art Center for many years. Her work in the women's rights movement as well as her enthusiasm for the organization that would later become the Des Moines Art Center makes her a vital part of Iowa's collective history. Today, her legacy lives on through the Art Center's Louise Noun Collection of Art by Women.

To learn more about the pieces referenced in this episode of Radio Art Center, visit the Des Moines Art Center's website.

Jun 6, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired on May 2, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with the Art Center's new Social Media Manager Megan Bannister to talk all things digital media.

Learn about the strategy behind the Art Center's different social media accounts and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the things we're planning for upcoming exhibitions and events.  

May 30, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired on May 30, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Curator of Prints and Drawings Amy N. Worthen to talk about the Art Center's newest print exhibition, Sea Life: Dürer to Dion. 

Sea Life, 2013, a sculpture by contemporary artist Mark Dion, replicates an itinerant bookseller's portable stall, such as those seen along the banks of the Seine. The painted wood case on legs opens up to reveal 236 old and new books on oceanography, marine biology, commerce, travel, boating, and adventure novels written in dozens of languages, as well as postcards and prints, each on having something to do with the sea.

Sea Life: Dürer to Dion will be on display at the Des Moines Art Center June 5 - September 20, 2015 in the John Brady Print Gallery. Learn more about the exhibition here.

May 23, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired April 18, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with one of the newest faces at the Art Center — Staci Harper Bennett, our new Visitor Services Supervisor. 

Learn about the new check-in process we're implenting at the Art Center's front desk as well as some of the great programming available to our members. 

May 19, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired on May 16, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Senior Curator Gilbert Vicario to talk about the Art Center's newest major exhibition, Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - present

Curated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston's Jenelle Porter, Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - present is the first exhibition in more than 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century to the present. With 34 artists and 8,000 square feet of gallery space, the exhibition has already been extremely popular among visitors. Learn more about the exhibition here: http://bit.ly/1HfX3iV

The exhibition is on view at the Des Moines Art Center through August 2. 

May 13, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which aired February 21, 2015, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Curator of Prints and Drawings Amy N. Worthen to talk about her new exhibition The Departure of the Argonaut: Prints by Francesco Clemente

Learn about Italian artist Francesco Clemente and the Art Center's exhibition inspired by the centennial anniversary of World War I. In 1991, the Art Center acquired one of only 50 sets of prints by Clemente on Japanese kozo paper. This is the first time the portfolio has ever been displayed. To learn more about the exhibition, you can read the gallery guide online.

Apr 4, 2015

In this episode of Radio Art Center—which aired on April 4, 2015—Des Moines Art Center Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Doolittle sits down with Studio Education Coordinator Haley Babcock and Studio Education Community Coordinator Michael Lane  to talk about all things relating to the Art Center's studio programs.

The group discusses everything from the ongoing Four Seasons project and upcoming Art Sampler to the creative holidays Haley and Michael have invented in their shared office and the types of classes available at the Art Center. Haley also talks extensively about the importance of creativity in early childhood development and the programs the Art Center offers for the littlest artists.

Want a quick preview? If you ever need a pick-me-up, you can join Haley and Michael for Pterodactyl Tuesday. Listen to learn more!

Mar 24, 2015

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.

Mar 20, 2015

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. 

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