For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Day
Tel: 515.271.0344 (o)
515.612.0775 (c)

Entirely Kids Day presents “Art: Then. Now. Forever.” on Saturday, March 18

DES MOINES, IA (March 2023) – Celebrate Entirely Kids Day at the Des Moines Art Center on Saturday, March 18 from 11 am to 3 pm. Art is one of humankind’s oldest tools. The art we make says a lot about who we are and how we live, think, and feel. This year’s event invites visitors to explore the past, present, and future of art through free hands-on, creative activities for all ages:

  • PAST: Have fun hunting for history in the galleries.
  • PRESENT: Make your own art inspired by today’s contemporary artists.
  • FUTURE: Imagine the future of art with Des Moines artists Rachel Buse, Cameron Gray, and Eric Wickes.

“Art: Then. Now. Forever.” will feature live music performed by Keep Moving Dance Band from Ames, Iowa spanning hits from across the decades.

The Des Moines Art Center hosts Entirely Kids Day twice a year, every March and November coinciding with Spring Break and Thanksgiving. The event is open to audiences of all ages. Admission to Entirely Kids Day and the Des Moines Art Center is free.

For additional information and images, contact Director of External Affairs Amy Day at 515.271.0344 or

About the Des Moines Art Center + John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Recognized by international art critics as a world-class museum in the heart of the Midwest, the Des Moines Art Center, an AAM-accredited institution, has amassed an important collection of art from the 19th century to the present, with a major emphasis on contemporary art. Focused on quality and global in scope, it includes major works by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Francis Bacon, Andy Goldsworthy, Henri Matisse, Wangechi Mutu, Ai Wei Wei, and Kara Walker, among hundreds of others. The collection is housed in three major buildings, each designed by a renowned architect—Eliel Saarinen, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier. General admission to the museum is always free for all.

In September 2009, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park opened in Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park. Philanthropists John and Mary Pappajohn provided funding for and donated 31 sculptures by internationally acclaimed contemporary artists to the Des Moines Art Center. The collection of sculptures by such artists as Martin Puryear, Louise Bourgeois, Deborah Butterfield, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Olafur Eliasson, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, Jaume Plensa, Richard Serra, and Joel Shapiro is the most significant donation of artwork to the Art Center in a single gift in the museum’s history. The Pappajohn Sculpture Park is a collaboration of the Pappajohns, the City of Des Moines, the Des Moines Art Center, and numerous corporate and private donors.

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