• Drawing in Space: Numen/For Use Guidelines for Participation

    In order to ensure that all of our visitors have the best possible experience in the Numen/For Use installation Tape Des Moines, the Des Moines Art Center has created the following guidelines for visitors to Drawing in Space​.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Drawing in Space: Tandem Gallery Dialogues + Drop-in Tours

    Experience the entirely unexpected exhibition Drawing in Space through a docent-led tour or gallery dialogue with Art Center staff.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Explore the newly reinstalled I. M. Pei building

    Learn how the reinstalled I. M. Pei building reflects the ways in which contemporary artists' chosen materials operate poignantly in their overt physicality while simultaneously creating meaning.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Community Photography Showcase: Additional Resources

    Even street photographers grapple with ethics due to the nature of their work. Through their art, they publicize street scenes found in public spaces. There is a wide spectrum of resources found online about the laws and ethical concerns in street photography.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • Art Center Chat: Glenn Brown

    In conjunction with the Des Moines Art Center exhibition Glenn Brown, Director Jeff Fleming hosted a Twitter tour of the exhibition, sharing some of his favorite works in the show and inviting feedback from the Art Center's online community.

    Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

  • Live Blog: Glenn Brown in Conversation with Jeff Fleming

    Welcome to the live blog for the Des Moines Art Center's lecture Glenn Brown in Conversation with Jeff Fleming. The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm.

    Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood Bus Tour

    On Tuesday, May 3, a group of Art Center members joined artist Alex Braidwood on a bus tour around Des Moines to visit the locations of a handful of the Listening Machines he's installed to capture the sounds of the city as part of Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood.

    Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Discovering the Salisbury House Library's Kelmscott Chaucer

    Carl Weeks spent a lifetime in pursuit of beautiful books. During the 1940s, he acquired a copy of William Morris' Kelmscott Chaucer, which ranks among the most stunning volumes in the Salisbury House Library and Rare Documents Collection, and is currently on loan to the Art Center's Arts & Letters exhibition.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • BYOB: Bring Your Own Book to the Art Center

    In conjunction with the exhibition Arts & Letters, we invite visitors to BYOB—bring your own book—to the Des Moines Art Center. Bring a book of your choice to the museum (or peruse one of ours) and curl up in one of the Art Center's new reading nooks, created especially for this exhibition.

    Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Selfie Generation

    In anticipation of Art Noir's Annual Meeting, the board's Marketing Chair Maggie Glisan chatted with the Art Center's Assistant Registrar / Curatorial Assistant Megan Cohen about the new exhibition Selfie: Self Portraits From the Permanent Collection.

    Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016

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