Art in Des Moines Iowa

Celebrate Black History Month at Drake’s Anderson Gallery

In collaboration with the Coalition of Black Students at Drake University, the gallery is hosting a pizza party tomorrow, Monday February 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Experience the gallery’s exhibition, Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative, showcasing acts of agency in Des Moines’s Black communities. The exhibition is curated by Professor Lenore Metrick-Chen and the 2018 Class Black Americans and Photography, and centers on the idea of individual agency and how it can lead to social change.

Agency pertains to our ability to choose our actions — or non-actions. It is the foundation for all freedom. The exhibition celebrates the diverse works of people in Des Moines’s Black communities whose individual choices and agency has led them to civic engagement and social change.

Anderson Gallery at Drake University, 2505 Carpenter Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50311