Current Exhibitions

Justin Favela: Central American

July 17 - October 24, 2021 Anna K. Meredith Gallery & Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Atrium

All of the work in the exhibition will be created on site by Favela, including a large-scale installation, wall and floor sculptures, and a paper chandelier for the Meier building’s…

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Claes Oldenburg: Giants, Miniatures, and Desserts

June 18 - October 17, 2021 Blank One Gallery

Organized by Curatorial Manager Laura Burkhalter

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Goya Returns

June 4 - September 5, 2021 Blank Three Gallery

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Manos: Selections of Latin American Art from the Des Moines Art Center’s Collection

May 14 - September 26, 2021 John Brady Print Gallery

The title of this exhibition—Manos, or “hands”—is after a lithograph by renowned twentieth century Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949). Produced in 1930, the print is a sensitive yet fastidious study of forearms and cupped hands.

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Permanent Collection Now On View

Browse artwork from our permanent collection that is currently on view.

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Past Exhibitions