New Art Center Membership Benefits

Do you have questions about the Art Center's new membership levels and benefits? Read our responses to frequently asked questions.

Membership Base Benefits

Member Favorite

Opportunity to participate in member groups – Art Noir and Print Club

Member Favorite

20% discount for studio classes, camps, and workshops

10% discount in Museum Shop + double discount for members four times per year

New benefit

Free admission to monthly Yoga + Gallery Dialogues

New benefit

Invitation to annual member summer social

New benefit

Regional travel opportunities with Art Center's Member Travel Program

New benefit

Eligibility to participate in My Museum Monday

Mailed invitation to exhibition openings

Subscription to Art Center NEWS

Invitation to Art Center gala

Each membership level below includes the base member benefits listed above.

individual $50

All base benefits for one adult 18+

Students (full-time and degree-seeking), seniors (65+), artists, educators, and active military personnel receive a 20% discount on memberships at the Individual level

dual / household $75

Base benefits for up to two adults in the same household + any dependent children or grandchildren under 18

ambassador $140

Above benefits plus:

Best value

Free admission and member benefits at more than 1,000 museums in North America

New benefit

Invitation to early access day with continental breakfast

New benefit

National travel opportunities with Art Center's Member Travel Program

Invitation to attend one Art for Lunch annually — six offerings per year

influencer $250

Above benefits plus


Free admission and reciprocal member benefits at an additional 70+ modern and contemporary museums in the U.S. and Canada

Member discount on facility rentals

New benefit

Membership in member group Salon 4700 with no additional fees

Recognition in the Des Moines Art Center annual report

activator $550

Above benefits plus

New benefit

Invitation to Activator brunch or after hours cocktails

New benefit

Recognition at all major exhibition openings

New benefit

20% discount on Individual and Dual / Household gift memberships for new members

curator's circle $1,250

Above benefits plus

New benefit

Invitation to private exhibition celebration with curators or director

New benefit

Access to member-lounge at signature community event

New benefit

Select opportunity to participate in Philanthropic Circle activities

Philanthropic Circle

Above benefits plus

First invitation to travel internationally with the Art Center Director, when applicable

Insider access to the collections with curators and the director

New benefit

One complimentary Dual / Household gift membership for a new member annually

20% discount in the Museum Shop

Recognition on donor panel at the following levels: $3,000, $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000+

entirely unexpected