October 24, 2023
Designed by artist Mary Miss in collaboration with the City of Des Moines and several local nonprofit organizations, “Greenwood Pond: Double Site” (1989-1996) is a large-scale outdoor artwork located in Greenwood Park...
May 17, 2023
For Immediate Release Contact: Amy Day Tel: 515.271.0344 (o) 515.612.0775 (c) email@example.com DES MOINES, IA (May 2023) – With support from the Principal® Foundation, the Des Moines Art Center has partnered with the By Degrees...
April 19, 2023
As part of the Des Moines Art Center's 75th anniversary year, a new collections catalog showcasing the works of art installed in the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park has been published. Dedicated to...
April 10, 2023
The latest addition to the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park is an imposing bronze sculpture entitled, "Even Stones Have Eyes," 2023, by Pakistani-American artist, Huma Bhabha. In this 12-foot-high bronze sculpture...
February 6, 2023
The Des Moines Art Center Board of Trustees has announced Dr. Kelly Baum as the museum's next John and Mary Pappajohn Director. In this role, Dr. Baum will lead the Art Center in furthering its mission to provide opportunities for transformational art...
April 20, 2022
After spending 25 years at the Des Moines Art Center, or one third of its history, Jeff Fleming has announced that he will step down as its director in April 2023. Fleming was appointed director...
May 6, 2021
This year, the Art Center is remembering the names, faces, and stories of Latinx Iowans who have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19 with Dia de los Muertos: Recuerdo.
June 24, 2020
When the Des Moines Art Center reopens on July 7, 2020, the John Brady Print Gallery will feature Landscapes in Watercolor, a selection of more than two dozen watercolors from the museum's collections, created between 1885 and 1980.
June 9, 2020
Weeks after closing physical doors to the museum and school in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Des Moines Art Center is planning to reopen to the community on Tuesday, July 7.
May 19, 2020
This summer, the Art Center plans to feature selections from the permanent collections in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery. The works on view will be a mix of familiar favorites and exciting newcomers.