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Visiting the Art Museum With Your Students

We are excited to have your classroom here at the Des Moines Art Center. There is no place quite like a modern and contemporary art museum, and visiting here can be a fun and transformational...

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Visiting the Art Museum With Your Family

There are many reasons to bring children to the Des Moines Art Center. All kids can love art museums – from toddlers learning language, and children with differing sensory sensitivities and communication abilities, to teenagers...

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Student Artists Shine in My Voice Program

Throughout the galleries of the Des Moines Art Center, you will find endless inspiration in the form of artful objects on view and the contemporary ideas surrounding them.  Recently, a new group of inspired works...

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Tour with Your Eyes

Art museums are amazing places filled with fascinating things! It is true that art museums are not a place for touching, running, or climbing. However, even though we cannot touch the art, we can explore...

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Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Use this photo guide and prompts to uncover some remarkable architectural features within the museum. When you find a feature, submit a response. DOWNLOAD

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Creative Connections: Wangechi Mutu

Students will practice observation and critical thinking, while experiencing the joy of discovery. Creative Connections can be used online with virtual tours or in-person at the Art Center.

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A Place for Curiosity

Have you ever wondered what an artist was thinking about when they created a work of art? Have you wondered about where they might be from or even how old they are? Have you ever...

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Creative Connections: Julie Mehretu

Students will practice observation and critical thinking, while experiencing the joy of discovery. Creative Connections can be used online with virtual tours or in-person at the Art Center.

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Creative Connections: Henri Matisse

Students will practice observation and critical thinking, while experiencing the joy of discovery. Creative Connections can be used online with virtual tours or in-person at the Art Center.

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