The Art Center offers free educational resources for families, individuals, and educators. Explore artist talks, gallery guides, hands-on activities, and more.
You’re invited to contribute to Justin Favela: Central American by creating paper plants for garden beds that appear in the exhibition. This craft is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Click below for step-by-step instructions.Download
Shaina Larrivee, director of the The Hedda Sterne Foundation, Nathan Augustine, art collections manager at Deere & company, and Jared Ledesma, Art Center assistant curator, introduce one of the most fascinating artists of the twentieth century that you've likely never heard of - Hedda Sterne.Watch
Inspired Conversations is an audio program revolving around major exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center, hosted by Museum Educator Mia Buch. Inspired Conversations are unscripted gallery explorations, unfolding meeting making and the thing that...Read More
Practice the art of slow looking with these brief videos focusing on an artwork in the Des Moines Art Center's permanent collection narrated by an Art Center Docent.Watch
Practice the art of slow looking with these two-to-five minute videos focusing on a wonderful artwork in the Des Moines Art Center's collection and narrated by an Art Center Docent.Watch