Members' Book Club

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions

Members' Book Club continues in 2015—join us!

Interested in spending 90 minutes a month in the company of fellow art enthusiasts and
book lovers? Join Members' Book Club, open FREE and exclusively to Art Center members.

Each month we’ll discuss literary selections that complement and expand appreciation
of art currently on view. Members will enjoy guided discussion, stimulating debate, and time
in the galleries with like-minded people, connecting big ideas with great works of art.

Members’ Book Club is facilitated by Art Educator Donna Davilla.

How to Get Involved

To join or learn more about Members' Book Club, contact Julia Mason Gray,
membership and visitor services manager, by e-mail or at 515.271.0327.

Participants procure their own books; discussion guides are emailed to members approximately
one week before each meeting.


Discussion groups are held the second Sunday of each month at the Art Center
from 2 – 3:30 pm. 
Upcoming meeting dates are:

April 12

May – August (no meetings)
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Reading Selections

Upcoming selections

Past selections from 2014

Past selections from 2013

Past selections from 2012

Past selections from 2011