are you going to the polka dot party?


The Des Moines Art Center recently acquired a new sculpture from famed Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. It's hard to miss it, guys. It's shaped sort of like a pumpkin and adorned with polka dots. Truly, there's nothing else like it downtown. 

Kusama is known for her infamous infinity rooms and it's kind of a big deal that we have one of her pieces in the city. In honor of this acquisition from such a beloved icon, the art center is hosting a party with not one, but two locations on Friday, May 11th. One party is happening on 15th Street between Locust Street and Grand Avenue, with another taking place right at the Des Moines Art Center.

This is going to be one classy event because not only are there two locations, but there will be a shuttle running between both events for those who wish to imbibe. And yes, the event is free, but RSVP's are encouraged.

The Facebook event can be found here and the event website is here. If you attend (why wouldn't you?!?!) share your pictures with the hashtag #DotDesMoines. See you there, Des Monies!