Your unrestricted gift can help us accomplish the following:

Expanding our community outreach programming

Building improvements in the galleries or classrooms

Purchasing artwork to add to the Art Center’s permanent collection

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Campaign gifts may also include pledges, grants, marketable securities, or bequests. Gifts to the campaign are tax-deductible
to the extent allowed by law.  Please note, we ask you to consider a gift in addition to your annual membership or donation.
Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized prominently at the entrance to the Art Center.

Questions? If you would like to discuss any of these initiatives in greater detail, or learn about recognition opportunities, please contact Director of Development Tiffany Nagel Spinner by phone at 515.271.0338 or by email at tspinner@desmoinesartcenter.org.

The Art Center is recognized nationally for:

Outstanding Modern and Contemporary Art

A collection containing iconic works by artists El Anatsui, Francis Bacon, Cecily Brown, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, Joan Mitchell, Wangechi Mutu, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ai Wei Wei.

Renowned Architecture

Eliel Saarinen, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier are the three architects who collaborated in the design of the Art Center campus and are among the greatest names in architecture of the 20th century. Their combined efforts have resulted in a unique architectural achievement visited by people from around the world.

A Diverse Range of Exhibitions

From After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest showcasing 1930s and 1940s progressive artists like Jackson Pollock along with traditionalists like Grant Wood, to 2019’s Queer Abstraction, the first exhibition to focus on queer subject matter and showcase queer voices that have been left out of art history.

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