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.