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Iowa Humanities Festival

Saturday, April 11 2015
9:00AM - 5:30PM

Iowa Humanities Festival
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Tickets may be purchased Friday at the reception or at the door on Saturday.

The 3rd Annual Iowa Humanities Festival: The Elusive Prairie

This event brings together Iowa-based scholars, museum directors, librarians, and collectors to celebrate the continued importance of art, literature, libraries and museums with an emphasis on our state’s cultural heritage. Additional information about the Iowa Humanities Festival can be found on the event's website.

On Friday, April 10 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, join us for an Iowa Humanities Festival Opening Performance and Reception at the Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave, Des Moines. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets for the Saturday, April 11 Iowa Humanities Festival will be sold at the Opening Reception. 

Schedule for Saturday, April 11

  • 9:00 am - Noon: Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines

  • Noon - 5:30 pm: Salisbury House, 4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines

Walk-up tickets will be sold at both locations


Co-Sponsors of the Iowa Humanities Festival include: Des Moines Art Center | Des Moines Public Library | Humanities Iowa | Salisbury House | Center for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Iowa State University | Drake University Center for the Humanities | Grinnell College Humanities Center | Mt. Mercy University | University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies