• 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
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Art Center members have opportunities to attend special programs,
designed with them in mind, throughout the year. Programs listed
here are FREE* and open to all members.

*FREE reservations are required for member programs and can be made
via email or by phone 515.271.0327.



  • Curator's Choice tour

    Join us for a new series of tours focused on favorite pieces from the
    Des Moines Art Center's permanent collection chosen by the curators themselves.

    Upcoming program: Associate Curator,  Laura Burkhalter
    Saturday, April 5 / 11 am
    Meet in the lobby

  • Member Orientation

    Whether you have just joined or want to learn more about the Art Center's
    permanent collections, architecture, and history, this one-hour, docent-led tour
    of the museum is for you. Arrive early to view the exhibitions and enjoy
    complimentary coffee (museum opens at 10 am).

    Upcoming program: Art Center Architecture
    Saturday, May 10 / 11 am
    Meet in the lobby
    With special guest, Tim Hickman, local architect and member