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.
October 27, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a Student Arts Education Investment Grant from Bravo Greater Des Moines and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.
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.
July 28, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center is pleased to announce that it has received a Cultural Leadership Partners Operating Support grant for $20,000 from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
June 30, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center has been awarded a grant of $18,000 from the Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund*, administered by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support general operating costs of facilities, including utilities and maintenance expenses, as the Art Center responds to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
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 11, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center will receive an Art Works grant award of $19,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its exhibition and educational programming for Justin Favela: Central American, slated to be on view at the Des Moines Art Center July 16, 2021 – October 17, 2021.
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 28, 2020
The Des Moines Art Center has opened registration for a series of virtual youth art camps this summer. A slate of virtual adult class options will be released in the coming weeks.