Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Exhibition Opening Reception: November 9th, 5:00-7:00 PM Special Guest Speaker: Joshua Barr, Director of the Des Moines’ Civil and Human Rights Department, Friday, Nov. 16th at 6:00 PM in the Turner Jazz Center. Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative, curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen This exhibition celebrates the works of people whose individual choices and agency has led … More Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Richard Black Retrospective September 7 – October 12, 2018

Richard Black Visual Worlds: “Nothing by Chance” September 7 – October 12, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 5-7PM The Anderson Gallery at Drake University is pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork by Richard Black, Professor Emeritus of Art. This retrospective exhibition showing 100 works of art representing over 60 years of image-making, is … More Richard Black Retrospective September 7 – October 12, 2018


Congratulations to all the Drake University students who had artwork accepted into the 47th Annual Juried Student Exhibition!  Thank you to juror Matt Coen for being a part of our exhibition and for sharing his insights with us.  It’s going to be a great show! Opening Reception Sunday, March 25, 1-3pm! Here’s the full list … More Congratulations!

Juried Student Exhibit Registration OPENING SOON!

47th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Registration begins Monday, February 12, apply online here. All Drake students can enter up to (4) artworks.  Here’s the details: 47thjuriedstudentexhibit. Juror: Matt Coen, Architect – Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects Schedule of events: Registration: Feb. 12 – March 2, 2018 Student work drop-off: March 5, 6 Notification of work accepted: March 9 Pick-up work … More Juried Student Exhibit Registration OPENING SOON!

Paper is Part of the Picture

Join us on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5-7pm for the public reception for Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts. Curated by Drake University’s Sarah McCoy, Paper is Part of the Picture explores the different substrates, approaches, materiality and meanings revealed through artists’ interactions on and with paper. This exhibit features … More Paper is Part of the Picture

Mies | Weese at Drake: Where We Live and Work

Opening Thursday, Nov. 9, 5-7 pm! Mies | Weese at Drake: Where We Live and Work An exhibition exploring Iowa connections to renowned modernist architects Anderson Gallery, Drake University November 9 – December 22, 2017 Free and open to the public \ RSVP on Facebook (optional) An exhibition at Drake University’s Anderson Gallery reveals the Iowa connections to … More Mies | Weese at Drake: Where We Live and Work

Call for Entries

The Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts Presented by the Anderson Gallery @ Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa In this day and age of digital immediacy, the allure of handmade and tactile qualities of paper continue to draw interest. This exhibition seeks to bring the use of paper to the front … More Call for Entries

APPARATUS opens 9/22/17

  Opening Friday, Sept. 22, 2017! The Anderson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of APPARATUS: The Technology of Seeing / Worldviews, curated by Drake University’s Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen, Professor of Art History, on view September 22 through October  22, 2017. “The exhibition features 7 different styles of art,” says Dr. Metrick-Chen.  “Each style … More APPARATUS opens 9/22/17

BFA Thesis Exhibition 2017

The Anderson Gallery and Drake University Department of Art & Design are proud to present “WIP: Work in Progress” 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition.   On display from Friday, April 28 – May 12 with a closing reception on Friday, May 12 from 5-7pm.