• Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

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

Audio Tours Enhance Your Art Experience

Art Center Permanent Collection Audio Tours
Learn about artwork in the permanent collection by listening to audio commentary by Art Center Director Jeff Fleming and former Director James T. Demetrion. While in the Art Center use your cell phone or borrow an iPod™ from the Information Desk, or follow the link below to listen or download the audio files to your computer.

Headphone IconWhile at the Art Center look for the headphone symbol which indicates artworks that are part of the audio tour.

Click here to listen to Art Center audio stops

Click here for a transcript of all Art Center audio stops

Pappajohn Sculpture Park Audio Tours
While at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park use your cell phone to learn more about the artwork, or call from the comfort of your home.

Click here to listen to Pappajohn Sculpture Park audio tour stops

Listen to a Symphony Inspired by the Pappajohn Sculpture Park

In recognition of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season in 2012-2013, Emmy Award-winning composer Steve Heitzeg was commissioned to create a symphony inspired by the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. “Symphony In Sculpture” is the resulting work; a 30-minute score celebrating in sound nine sculptures in the park.

Click here for a PDF for directions of this audio experience.

Cell phone tour funding provided by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.
Audio produced by Aquarium Digital Engagement.