Drake University – Anderson Gallery

Harmon Fine Arts Center 25th and Carpenter Des Moines, IA 50311 Tel: (515) 271-1994 Internet Address: www.drake.edu/artsci/art/calendar.html Director: Ms. Marie-Louise Kane Admission: free.

Attendance: 1,500 Established: 1996 Membership: N

Parking: on street and school lot on 25th Street.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4pm.

Closed: Summer, Academic Holidays.

Facilities: Exhibition Area (1,800 square feet).

Activities: Symposia; Temporary


The Gallery exhibits student and faculty work annually as well as exhibitions by independent artists and gallery-organized exhibitions in the areas of decorative arts, furniture, textiles and installation. While the Gallery does not have a permanent collection, an important mural by American modernist Stuart Davis titled “Allee” (1955) is on permanent display in Olmsted Hall.

Drake University – Anderson Gallery Photo Gallery

View of the Anderson Gallery during the opening reception for “Swedish Textiles: The Ericson Collection”. January 2000. Photograph courtesy of Drake University. Des Moines. Iowa.

Hoyt Sherman Place 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-3283 Tel: (515) 244-0507 Fax: (515) 237-3582 Admission: free.

Attendance: 40,000 Established: 1907 Membership: N ADA Compliant: Y Open: Monday to Tuesday, 8am-4pm;

Thursday to Friday, 8am-4pm.

Facilities: Architecture (house, 1877; museum 1907; and theatre, 1923); Exhibition Area:

Food Services Restaurant; Shop; Theatre (1,400 seats).

Activities: Guided Tours (reserve in advance, $2.00/person); Lectures: Temporary Exhibitions.

Maintained by the Des Moines Womens Club, the Sherman complex consists of the original Victorian residence completed in 1877, an art gallery, and a theatre. Des Moines first art gallery was established in Hoyt Sherman Place in 1907. Its distinctive collection of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings includes works by Frederick E. Church, Frederick Frieseke, George Inness. Thomas Moran, William Richards, Elmer Schofield. Gardner Svmonds, and Edwin Lord Weeks. Holdings also include antiques, furniture, statuary, crystal, silver, and other decorative art.

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