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Concerts, Exhibits & Events

We’d love to see you on the Grand View campus during one of our Fine Arts Events. Check the schedule below and join us for one...or all!

Art & Photography Exhibits
Musical Performances
Theatre Performances



2016 Best of the Best from the Des Moines Camera Club 
August 27 – October 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, September 15
Prairie Meadows Photography Gallery
Student Center, 2811 East 14th Street, Des Moines
Curated from monthly competition winners, these digital, black-and-white print, and color-print photographs were selected by an independent juror as being the “best of the best.” Established in 1943, the Des Moines Camera Club is dedicated to the pursuit of photographic excellence. The club provides education on the craft of photography and support for creativity at all skill levels. 

Prairie Meadows Gallery at Elings-Wood Center for Art & Design Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Prairie Meadows Photography Gallery Hours
Daily, 6:00 a.m. – Midnight

Photography exhibits funded with a gift from Elaine (Nelson ’54) and the late Lou ’54 Bredesky.

For more information about art and photography exhibits, call 515-263-2931.

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Music performances are over for the semester. Check back for fall events!

For more information about music performances, call 515-263-2991.

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Student Center Viking Theatre
2811 E. 14th Street

Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going To Move
By Judith Viorst and Shelly Markam
This delightful musical based on the book is a treat for the whole family to enjoy! Run time is one hour and children ages 12 and under attend for FREE!
Friday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00  p.m.  
Sunday, November 6th at 2 p.m.
Dinner Theatre
Presented by Alpha Psi Omega, the honorary Theatre Society
An original variety show showcasing exciting and unique student talents.
Friday, November 18
Dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Show begins at 7:00 p.m.
Childcare provided on site!
Clyborne Park
By Bruce Norris
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award, 
Clyborne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. 

Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday March 12, 2:00 p.m.

Play Buffet, an evening of 10-minute student-directed plays

Enjoy a variety of theatrical pieces during these entertaining evenings of very short plays. There’s something for everyone in this buffet of plays!

Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
The box office opens one hour before the show. For more information about theatre events and to order tickets, call 515-263-2892.

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Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316