• Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • 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.

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


  • Docent's Choice Tour

    Saturday, January 17 / 11 am
    Art Center lobby

    Join us for a new series of tours focused on favorite pieces from the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collection chosen by our volunteer docents!

    Cecily Brown (English, active United States, born 1969)
    Half-Bind, 2005
    Oil on linen
    103 x 83 inches
    Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the
    Des Moines Art Center, 2006.13
    Photo credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines, Iowa


  • Member Orientation: African Art

    Saturday, February 21 / 11am
    Art Center lobby

    Celebrate African American History Month by learning more about contemporary African art in the Des Moines Art Center collections and spending time in the exhibition Field, Road, Cloud: Art and Africa.

    Alfredo Jaar (Chilean, b. 1956)
    Embrace, 1995
    Video: 1:00
    Courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin and the artist, New York