May 24, 2023
The Des Moines Art Center has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the exhibition "Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics," slated to be on view...
May 19, 2023
The Des Moines Art Center is unveiling a textural feast with an exhibition titled “Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics” on Saturday, June 3. The exhibition runs through...
October 7, 2022
The Des Moines Art Center is premiering a new exhibition titled "Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It," opening Saturday, October 15 and running through January 15, 2023, in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery. This exhibition assembles dozens of works that chronicle Alison Elizabeth Taylor's steady mastery of the now nearly forgotten techniques...
June 22, 2022
Images Unbound examines the societal impact of the endless amount of images that have entered our world since the invention and proliferation of photography. The Des Moines Art Center announces a new exhibition titled Images...
March 11, 2022
The Des Moines Art Center is unveiling a new exhibition titled Immersive Saturday, March 12 and running through June 5, 2022, in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery and the Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey Gallery....
February 25, 2021
On March 12, the Des Moines Art Center will open Iowa Artists 2021: Olivia Valentine, featuring two bodies of work by the artist and Iowa State University professor.
January 28, 2021
On Saturday, February 13, the Des Moines Art Center will open The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter's Stained-Glass Art. Organized by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, the exhibition will be on view in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery through May 23, 2021.
December 14, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center is proud to announce that the groundbreaking exhibition Queer Abstraction has received the 2020 SECAC Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials.
September 21, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center is proud to continue their almost 70 year tradition of hosting an Iowa Artists exhibition. This year the Blank One gallery will feature the work of Iowa City-based photographer Rachel Cox. Iowa Artists 2020: Rachel Cox will open October 16, 2020 and close January 3, 2021.
March 25, 2020
This afternoon, the Des Moines Art Center launched seven virtual tours of their permanent collections and special exhibitions. The tours will allow visitors to click through the extensive collections as if they were at the museum — an especially important experience as the Art Center galleries are closed to the public until April 7 in response to COVID-19.