dsm Magazine Unveiling Party

Join us as we reveal the November/December issue of dsm Tuesday, Oct. 25. The event will be at Acura of Johnston, 5138 Merle Hay Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. (unveiling and short program at 6 p.m.). You’ll not only be among the first to see the issue, but you’ll be in the midst of […]


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Few stories from the art world capture the popular imagination quite like the ones that emerge every so often about a long-gone Rembrandt or Picasso that somebody found in an attic or garage.

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2016 SAGES OVER 70

Once again, Greater Des Moines has shown us how fortunate we are to live in a community shaped and guided by generous mentors. Reviewing nominations for dsm’s annual Sages Over 70 honor never gets easier, but it’s a challenge we have come to welcome, with its opportunity to consider so many uplifting examples of selfless […]

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In what’s arguably the biggest fashion news to hit Des Moines this year, internationally known design star Rachel Zoe, who has worked with Hollywood A-listers such as Jennifer Lawrence, Keira Knightley and Kate Hudson, will stop in town to style some of our city’s most fashionable women.   K. Renee will host Zoe Oct. 27 […]

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Ballet Des Moines opens its season with “Triple Bill” Oct. 28-30. Artistic director Serkan Usta and two other choreographers stage brief ballets in the three-part program at Hoyt Sherman Place. Performance times and ticket prices vary ($15.50 to $49.50); get details here. Learn more about the ballet company and its professional dancers, including incredible photos […]

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Learn about Iowa actress Jean Seberg‘s remarkable life (1938-1979) during a free screening of the documentary “Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg” Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. in the State Historical Museum, followed by a Q&A session with the documentary filmmakers and Seberg’s sister, Mary Ann Shuey. It was 60 years ago […]

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Want to share your best photos beyond your Facebook friends? Right now, two prominent institutions are eager to showcase your photography. The Des Moines Art Center has enjoyed popular reaction to its Vivian Maier exhibit of candid street photography from decades past. Now the Art Center invites you to follow Maier’s example. Turn your lens […]

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With her “Cooking with Alessandra” courses, Alessandra Meschini has brought cooks into her cocina kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave. since 2010. Now, cooks can bring a little of Alessandra into their own kitchens. Meschini teamed with Rory Brown at Allspice Culinarium in the East Village to package Ammazza Suocera, a robust and aromatic Italian […]

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  A traveling retrospective of more than 60 sculptures and other works by Ukrainian-born sculptor Alexander Archipenko is featured at the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College. “Archipenko: A Modern Legacy” includes works from major museum and private collections as well as never-before-exhibited examples from Archipenko’s archives. The exhibition spans the artist’s entire career, from Kiev […]

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