Positioning Statement

The Des Moines Art Center believes in the power of art to inspire personal, political, and social transformation.

We commit to exhibit and explore thought-provoking modern and contemporary art.

We connect people and art by offering opportunities for feeling, imagining, dreaming, and creating. We promote curiosity and embrace critical and empathetic thinking with a spirit of openness. We strive to be a welcoming and equitable cultural resource.

This effort to ensure access to art for everyone has been a core tenet of the museum since its founding. Admission is always free for all.

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