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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 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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