• A Statement on Black Lives Matter

    A state on the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Posted on Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Register Your Online Account Today!

    The Art Center has a new online registration system! This system will make it easier for you to register for events and take advantage of your member discounts.

    Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Art Center Inktober

    To celebrate the spookiest of months, the Des Moines Art Center is hosting its first Inktober.

    Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Taking the #ArtCenterOutdoors

    This fall the Des Moines Art Center is partnering with Bravo Greater Des Moines and the City of Pleasant Hill to take our collections into the community.

    Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • Meet Art Noir's New Marketing Chair, Anne Price

    The Art Noir Board is excited to announce that Anne Price will join the team as the group's new Marketing Chair—aka you can look forward to her emails and social media musings as she takes the reins next month!

    Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2018

  • 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

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