The Des Moines Art Center launched virtual tours of their permanent collections and special exhibitions in March 2020. The tours allow visitors to click through the extensive collections as if they were at the museum, walking through the galleries.
THE RICHARD MEIER BUILDING
Built in 1985, the Meier building contains three floors of artwork from the Art Center's permanent collections.
THE BLANK TWO AND THREE GALLERIES
Located within the Eliel Saarinen building constructed in 1948, the Blank Two and Three Galleries contain rotating artwork from the Art Center's permanent collections.
THE W.T. AND EDNA M. DAHL GALLERY AND WEST GALLERY
Located within the Eliel Saarinen building constructed in 1948, the W.T. and Edna M. Dahl Gallery and West Gallery contain rotating artwork from the Art Center's permanent collections.
KARLA BLACK: 20 YEARS IN THE ANNA K. MEREDITH GALLERY
Art created by Turner-prize nominated Scottish artist Karla Black is confounding to first-time viewers by virtue of the materials she uses and the color palette she employs—predominantly light blue, pink, and pale yellow pastels.
karla black: 20 years in the i. m. pei galleries
The highlight of Black’s project at the Art Center are the major sculptures she created on site specifically for the I. M. Pei galleries, a space that Black was particularly taken with when she visited in the fall of 2018.
Hedda sterne: imagination and machine in the blank one gallery
In 1961, Fortune magazine commissioned the Romanian-born, mid-20th-century artist Hedda Sterne to produce paintings that characterized her impressions of John Deere tractor parts. This exhibition features all seven paintings, which have never been shown together outside Moline, Illinois.
researchers: women artists inspired by science in the john brady print gallery
This exhibition of drawings, photographs, and prints explores the work of women artists from the 17th century forward who use research into biology, physics, engineering, astronomy, and other fields as fertile ground for aesthetic inspiration.
Des Moines Art Center virtual tours are presented in partnership with EMC Insurance Companies.