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.
October 27, 2019 1:30PM
Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
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
This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required.