Speakers 2008-2009

American Dreamer

 

 

 

Actor Tom Milligan performed American Dreamer, a one-act play that tells the story of Iowa native Henry A. Wallace's life as a geneticist, author, economist, businessman, and politician. The play, written by Cynthia Mercoti, is based on the book American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace by John C. Culver and John Hyde.

Milligan

American Gothic

American Gothic

 

 

 

 

Author Steven Biel and filmmaker Sasha Waters Freyer gave a presentation on Grant Wood's American Gothic, the iconic painting from the Regionalist movement.


Downtown Des Moines' Renaissance

 

 

Des Moines Register’s Dave Elbert explained downtown Des Moines' renaissance.

Dave Elbert

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