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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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Jun 16, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center from the archives, which aired on October, 18, 2014, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter to talk about Iowa Artists 2014: Mitchell Squire

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

Jun 2, 2016

In this archived episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter to talk about the exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, which was on view at the Art Center from October 25, 2013 through February 9, 2014.

The celebrated work of El Anatsui strikes a rare combination of stunning beauty, labor-intensive process, and deep metaphorical and poetic meaning. A global artist, Anatsui draws on artistic and aesthetic traditions from his birth country of Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and various Western art forms. Anatsuiā€™s work is about transformation. Using found materials such as printing plates, milk tin lids, and aluminum liquor bottle caps allows the artist full freedom to improvise and invent.

Gravity and Gra: Monumental Works by El Anatsui was organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Jan 15, 2016

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this episode of Radio Art Center originally aired in September of 2012, and focuses on the photography exhibition The Whole World Was Watching: Civil Rights-era Photographs from the Menil Collection

In this episode, Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with former Senior Curator Gilbert Vicario to discuss the exhibition, which includes the work of Dan Budnik, Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Bob Adelman, Charles Moore, and Elliott Erwitt, and captures the profound changes taking place in the United States beginning in the 1960s.

Learn more about the 2012 exhibition on our website: http://bit.ly/1U0pYhn

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.

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