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Drake alumnus reflects on diversity in Des Moines community through new mural

Drake alumnus reflects on diversity in Des Moines community through new mural

When Drake University alumnus Ryan Topete was commissioned by community resource and art center Third Space DSM to create a mural on the east side of Des Moines, he set out to evoke the culture of the neighborhood in a way that the whole community could enjoy. “The Capitol Park neighborhood is roughly 40% Hispanic,” says...

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Celebrate the holidays with Drake’s Madrigal Dinners

Drake University’s Chamber Choir will present their annual Madrigal Dinners on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. This interactive, holiday celebration is the perfect way to share an evening of great food, drink, music, and laughter with friends and family. The dinner will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday...

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The Anderson Gallery presents “Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative”

The Anderson Gallery presents “Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative”

The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen, professor of art and cultural history, and students in the professor’s Black Americans and Photography course. The exhibit is on view Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 through Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. An opening reception is scheduled from 5­–7 p.m....

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Drake Theatre presents Theatre Durang-ed, a collection of parodies, Oct. 4–7

Drake University’s production Theatre Durang-ed, a collection of theatre parodies written by Christopher Durang, runs Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 7, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre of Drake University’s Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and...

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Resistance, Resilience, Regeneration: A Meskwaki art and performance event

Resistance, Resilience, Regeneration is an event of Meskwaki art and performance, both traditional and contemporary, that tells a story about how plant and human life compare in relation to how both have overcome adversity. It is about how young indigenous people have looked to their past to know where they are going in the future. The...