This series is made possible through generous gifts by Louis and Lois Fingerman. The artists and scholars who have spoken at the Art Center have enriched the understanding of the works of art collected here, as well as provided the opportunity for the community to become familiar with ideas and topics embodied in the art of our time. We invite the community to join us for these presentations and hope the resulting conversations promote curiosity, further critical and empathetic thinking, and inspire dialogue outside the museum.
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April 11, 2019 7:00PM
James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Fingerman Lecture, and the public announcement of our positioning statement, the Des Moines Art Center presents a series of four lectures by leading museum directors about the role of museums in addressing the complexity of today’s cultural, political, and social concerns. James Rondeau, Kaywin Feldman, Franklin Sirmans, and Kevin Gover will visit us this spring and fall and present ideas that challenge long held beliefs about museums and help us envision a bold and relevant future for our cultural institutions.
Location: Levitt Auditorium
Reservations for this event open on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.