• Celebrating the Spooky Side of Our Collection with 13 Days of Halloween

    To celebrate the spookiest of seasons, we spent the 13 days leading up to Halloween sharing some of the eeriest pieces from the Art Center's collections.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Happy 100th Birthday to I. M. Pei

    On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, architect I. M. Pei celebrated his 100th birthday. In honor of this momentous occasion, we've compiled some early photos of his addition to the Des Moines Art Center, which opened in 1968.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Parking Lot Construction

    Please pardon the construction while we work to increase the Des Moines Art Center's parking capacity.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  • Reinstalling the Mark Di Suvero Sculpture "T8"

    It's no secret that we love the works in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. But did you know they're also part of the Art Center's permanent collections? Among other things, this means that our staff is responsible for the sculptures' maintenance and continued care.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

  • Art Noir: Q&A with Lois Fingerman

    This week, Art Noir is thrilled to have the opportunity to tour the private collection of Louis and Lois Fingerman. To prepare for our visit, we asked Lois a few questions about Art Noir, Des Moines and more.

    Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

  • Missed our Museum Instagram Swap? Catch it all here

    To celebrate Iowa Museum Week, six Des Moines organizations came together for a museum-focused Instagram swap.

    Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

  • Q&A: Celebrating National Volunteer Week

    In honor of National Volunteer Week, we talked with one of the Des Moines Art Center's incredible volunteers, Brandon Paulsen, to learn a bit more about how he became involved with the Art Center and what he's learned from the entirely unexpected experience.

    Posted on Monday, April 18, 2016

  • Our 10 Most Photographed Places & Pieces of 2015

    By far one of the coolest parts of my job is checking the Art Center's social media feeds to see the entirely unexpected photos our visitors have shared from their trips to the museum and Sculpture Park.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

  • Welcome to the Des Moines Art Center's new website

    With our new website design comes lots of exciting, new features that will make the way you interact with us online easier and more visual than ever.

    Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015

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