• Celebrating Louise Rosenfield Noun in Five Stories

    Louise Rosenfield Noun (1908-2003) was one of Des Moines's most inspirational and transformative civic and cultural leaders. Join us for an afternoon of stories about Louise and the causes she advanced, as told by some of her closest friends and colleagues. A champagne reception will follow in the lobby of the museum.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

  • Art Center Challenge: Wander With Us

    As part of the exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967 – 2017, we encourage you to wander with us and participate in an Art Center Challenge.

    Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Mary Mattingly: Collaborative Public Performance: The Bundle and the Pilgrimage

    An anthropology of objects considers questions about everyday life: how are our daily rhythms dependent on habits of purchase, use, and discard?

    Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018

  • Drawing in Space: Numen/For Use Guidelines for Participation

    In order to ensure that all of our visitors have the best possible experience in the Numen/For Use installation Tape Des Moines, the Des Moines Art Center has created the following guidelines for visitors to Drawing in Space​.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Drawing in Space: Tandem Gallery Dialogues + Drop-in Tours

    Experience the entirely unexpected exhibition Drawing in Space through a docent-led tour or gallery dialogue with Art Center staff.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Explore the newly reinstalled I. M. Pei building

    Learn how the reinstalled I. M. Pei building reflects the ways in which contemporary artists' chosen materials operate poignantly in their overt physicality while simultaneously creating meaning.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Community Photography Showcase: Additional Resources

    Even street photographers grapple with ethics due to the nature of their work. Through their art, they publicize street scenes found in public spaces. There is a wide spectrum of resources found online about the laws and ethical concerns in street photography.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • Art Center Chat: Glenn Brown

    In conjunction with the Des Moines Art Center exhibition Glenn Brown, Director Jeff Fleming hosted a Twitter tour of the exhibition, sharing some of his favorite works in the show and inviting feedback from the Art Center's online community.

    Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

  • Live Blog: Glenn Brown in Conversation with Jeff Fleming

    Welcome to the live blog for the Des Moines Art Center's lecture Glenn Brown in Conversation with Jeff Fleming. The lecture will begin at 6:30 pm.

    Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood Bus Tour

    On Tuesday, May 3, a group of Art Center members joined artist Alex Braidwood on a bus tour around Des Moines to visit the locations of a handful of the Listening Machines he's installed to capture the sounds of the city as part of Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood.

    Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

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