New exhibits set to open

Making A U-Turn, The Lost Child Finds His Way Home, 2004, Takashi Murakami (Japanese, born 1962), silkscreen on paper, Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Kay Reynolds Stroud Art Fund, 2004.9, Photo by Rich Sanders.


DES MOINES, IA – (PNAN) – Works from the Center’s permanent collection and organized by Director Jeff Fleming of the Des Moines Art Center, “Wild Life” opens on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Prints, drawings and sculpture respond to nature and animals, but also investigate images of humans and human behavior, hybrids of both, and curious views of the city or mechanical structures.

Artists included are Francis Bacon, the Chapman Brothers, Rudd van Emple, Larry Fink, George Grosz, Rene Magritte, Emile Nolde and others. The show ends April 16, 2017.

L’homme au Doigt (Man Pointing), 1947, Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), bronze
Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1976.99, Photo by Rich Sanders.


     Opening in the Blank One Gallery on Friday, January 20, 2017 and organized by Curator Laura Burkhalter, “Giacometti “is an exhibition that offers the chance to focus on this artist and his work, surrounding the hauntingly intense figure with five works on paper also from the museum’s holdings. Two loans from regional collections will further enhance this exploration of one the 20th-centuries greatest artists.

Alberto Giacometti’s L’homme au Doigt (Man Pointing), 1947, is a critical work in the Center’s collection and a seminal expression of the artist’s existential view of humanity.  Visitors are welcome to join the curator on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the exhibition. The show closes April 23, 2017.


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