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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Jul 21, 2017

On this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Chief Registrar Mickey Ryan to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Art Center's collections. Learn about what registrars do, how the Art Center's collections are cared for, and why we ask visitors not to touch works of art.

Jun 23, 2017

On this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with our new Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma. Jared comes to Des Moines from SFMOMA in San Francisco and will open his first Art Center exhibition later this summer.

Dec 9, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Development Director Emily Bahnsen to talk about all things development, including the year-end appeal.

Learn more about how you can support the Art Center online.

Nov 10, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Social Media Manager Megan Bannister sits in for Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle to discuss all things relating to the Museum Shop. Retail Operations Director Sarah Jane Shimasaki shares how she selects the items available in the Museum Shop, gives insight into some of her favorite items, and gives a sneak peek at upcoming Museum Shop events.

Aug 19, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Associate Registrar Sydney Royal-Welch to discuss all things relating to the Art Center's registration department.

Learn more about how the Art Center handles loans, acquisitions of new pieces, conditioning works, and ensuring they look their best while hanging in the museum's galleries. The pair also discuss the recent taking down of and reinstallation of the Mark Di Suvero sculpture T8​ in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

Jun 10, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with one of our newest staff members: Outreach Coordinator Rachael Jackson.

Learn more about the Art Center's outreach programs, local partnerships, and how art education has played a role in the lives of many young members of the Des Moines community.

May 13, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle shares what's happening this summer at the Art Center. Learn more about upcoming exhibitions, summer events, studio programs and more.

Apr 29, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with Development Director Emily Bahnsen to talk about all things development and membership at the Art Center.

Learn about all of the ways the Art Center supports its free admission program and all of the benefits of becoming a member.

Mar 14, 2016

In this episode of Radio Art Center, which airs Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Des Moines Art Center's Director of Marketing and PR Christine Doolittle sits down with new Senior Curator Alison Ferris to learn a bit about her background and how she first became interested in art.

Learn more about Alison through a Q&A on the Art Center's website: http://bit.ly/1WVi5L7

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.

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