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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: 2018
Nov 20, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma to discuss the new exhibition, The Art Students League of New York.

Since 1875, the Art Students League of New York has offered art instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking that is fundamentally open to all. Its affordable, open-enrollment system provides a democratic alternative to the rigidness of competitive, curriculum-based art schools. After the League permanently settled in the heart of New York City in 1892, a number of influential American and international artists have passed through its doors, giving the institution a renowned reputation.

This exhibition spotlights works on paper and prints from the Art Center’s permanent collection by more than twenty artists who either attended classes at the Art Students League, taught there, or both. Spanning more than 80 years, the show includes artworks by Milton Avery, Isabel Bishop, Lee Bontecou, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, and many others. A select number of works will be on view for the first time, or have not been shown in over two decades.

Nov 20, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Crawford shares all of the entirely unexpected coming to the Art Center. Learn about what's currently on view around the museum and get a sneak peek at what's ahead in 2019.

Oct 19, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and Public Relations Christine Crawford sits down with Museum Educator Kara Fedje to discuss the museum's new Entirely Kids initiative. Learn more about the Art Center's family programming, museum activities, and more. 

Aug 23, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Installation Technician Brad Ball. Get to know Brad, learn about what it's like to work in installations at the Art Center, and more.

Jul 13, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Curator Laura Burkhalter to discuss the exhibition, This Woman's Work

This exhibition explores images of women working through prints from various decades and centuries. Consideration of the artist’s viewpoint will be critical in the presentation these works, particularly in highlighting the different ways male and female artists portray their subjects and their actions. Domestic work is featured in many of these images, presented in manners from celebratory to fetishistic. The depiction of the female body, particularly in regards to modelling and sex work, will also be explored.

Jun 25, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Director of Curatorial Affairs / Senior Curator Alison Ferris to discuss the exhibition In the Spirit of Louise Noun

Many people in Des Moines remember or know about Louise Rosenfield Noun (1908 – 2002), who was a leader in the community as well as a feminist, civic and social activist, philanthropist, art historian, and collector of art. She was a dedicated leader at the Art Center as an active member of the Acquisitions Committee and the Board of Directors. In addition to her invaluable gift of guidance and time, she bequeathed the Art Center her collection of more than 200 works of art by women artists.

Jun 8, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Curator Laura Burkhalter to discuss works from the Art Center's collections that are newly on view in the Richard Meier building.

May 17, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Development Director Tiffany Nagel Spinner. Get to know Tiffany and learn about all things development at the Art Center.

Apr 27, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma to discuss the current exhibition Sultry Night: Selected Works by Grant Wood

The exhibition features the suite of nineteen lithographs Wood completed for the Associated American Artists (AAA), and, in addition, the rarely seen Sultry Night painting, on loan from Wisconsin. This marks the first time the painting has been publicly exhibited in Iowa. Also on view are early Impressionist paintings of the Iowa landscape by Wood produced in the early 1920s.

Mar 16, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford discusses upcoming spring programs and exhibitions. 

From free family days to new exhibitions featuring works from the Art Center's collections, there are lots of entirely unexpected things happening at the Art Center this season.

Feb 19, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Print Club Board Member Stephen Exel to discuss this unique member group. Print Club was founded in 1981, and encourages the study and appreciation of fine prints and supports the Art Center's print activities and collections.

Feb 2, 2018

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Crawford sits down with Curator Laura Burkhalter to discuss the upcoming exhibition, Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967 – 2017

The exhibition is a 50-year survey exhibition that considers the themes of action and exploration outside of the studio and how artists engage this theme in various ways, including walking, cartography, land use, endurance, and the consideration of public space.

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