SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 / 10 AM – 4 PM

Events

  • World Refugee Day 2019 Programming

    In honor of World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, the Art Center and Iowa International Center present the following events and materials that bring awareness to the plight of refugees throughout the world.

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019

  • 18th Annual Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos Community Ofrenda

    This year the Des Moines Art Center's annual Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos was devoted to the community that has supported our event for so many years.Community members brought in objects and notes that were then placed on a community ofrenda to remember their loved ones.

    Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • 18th Annual Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

    The Des Moines Art Center is proud to host the 18th annual Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead celebration. This year's celebration will be devoted to the community, instead of a singular honoree.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Honor Indigenous People's Day

    In celebration of Indigenous People's Day, the Des Moines Art Center has commissioned a poster to honor Native land through a visual land acknowledgement.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018

  • ArtWorks: Wangechi Mutu

    In anticipation of the 2018 Des Moines Art Center Gala | ARTWORKS, each week through September we will feature a new artist and artwork that illustrates the power of art to connect, to transform, to empower and so much more.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • ArtWorks: Kara Walker

    In anticipation of the 2018 Des Moines Art Center Gala | ARTWORKS, each week through September we will feature a new artist and artwork that illustrates the power of art to connect, to transform, to empower and so much more.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

  • FAQ: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: In the Spirit of Louise Noun

    Do you have questions about our inaugural Wikipedia Edit-a-thon? We've got answers!

    Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  • Art Week Des Moines 2018

    It's almost time for the second annual Art Week Des Moines and we have so many entirely unexpected ways for you to get involved with the arts community!

    Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

  • FAQ: Polka Dot Party

    Heading to the Des Moines Art Center's Polka Dot Party on Friday, May 11? Heard about the party and not sure what to expect? We've got you covered.

    Posted on Thursday, May 3, 2018

  • Meet Pianist Sophia Ahmad

    In conjunction with the exhibition The Irrational and the Marvelous, the Art Center will host a lecture and Dadaist piano performance from the ballet work Relâche performed under the Numen/For Use sculpture Tape Des Moines.

    Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017

entirely unexpected