Why Join the Des Moines Art Center?

Exclusive Benefits

You will enjoy exclusive benefits and exciting behind-the-scenes access.

Enrichment

Enrich your Art Center experience!

Community

Become part of a community making deep connections to art.

Preservation

Keep arts and culture alive now and for generations to come.

We are pleased to provide all members with a variety of benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate in member groups – Art Noir and Print Club
  • 20% discount for studio classes, camps, and workshops
  • 10% discount in The Shop at the Art Center + double discount for members four times per year
  • Free admission to monthly Yoga + Gallery Dialogues
  • Invitation to annual member summer social
  • Digital Membership Card

Membership Levels

Individual

Dual/Household

Ambassador

Influencer

Select a Membership Level

Select your preferred membership level to join or renew your existing membership.

Starting at
$50
per year
Starting at
$75
per year
Starting at
$250
per year

Member Benefits

Discover + Save
Begin exploring all the Art Center has to offer with discounts, events, opportunities to travel, and more.

Make It a Party
Extend your benefits to one other primary member, dependents living in your household, and grandchildren.

Let’s Travel
Travel-loving museum goers will enjoy free or discounted admission and membership perks to hundreds of museums across America.

Gain Access + Open Doors
Connect with members and artists through member group Salon 4700’s events and deepen your commitment to the Art Center.

Additional Membership Levels

Individual

Starting at
$50
per year

Discover + Save
Begin exploring all the Art Center has to offer with discounts, events, opportunities to travel, and more.

Dual/Household

Starting at
$75
per year

Everything at Individual level plus…

Make It a Party
Extend your benefits to one other primary member, dependents living in your household, and grandchildren.

Ambassador

Starting at
$140
per year

Everything at Dual/Household level plus…

Let’s Travel
Travel-loving museum goers will enjoy free or discounted admission and membership perks to hundreds of museums across America.

Influencer

Starting at
$250
per year

Everything at Ambassador level plus…

Gain Access + Open Doors
Connect with members and artists through member group Salon 4700’s events and deepen your commitment to the Art Center.

Activator

Starting at
$550
per year

Everything at Influencer level plus…

Recognition as a lead member of the Art Center and special access to the collections and curators.

Curator's Circle

Starting at
$1,250
per year

Everything at Activator level plus…

Provide critical support to the museum, exhibitions, and collections while enjoying intimate events with curators and the director.

Philanthropic Circle

Starting at
$3,000
per year

Everything at Curator’s Circle level plus…

Expand your impact and contribute to Des Moines vibrant cultural landscape. Invest in the future of contemporary art and receive the first invitation to travel internationally with the Art Center director.

Your Support Makes a Difference

Financial support through membership and donations enhance the cultural fabric of the community. The impact of gifts are/can be felt by:

Scholarships

A student receiving and scholarship to attend a studio class.

Admission

Free admission for everyone, every day.

Outreach

30+ organizations the Art Center partners with each year to provide free customized outreach programming.

Virtual Tours

A senior citizen viewing the newest exhibition at the Art Center virtually, from the comfort and safety of their home.

Join a Member Group

Art Noir

A community of emerging professionals. Try new things. Enjoy experimental programs and a reimagined museum experience.

Learn More

Salon 4700

A dynamic group of experience seekers. Gain insider access to the museum, private collections, curators, and visiting artists. Deepening their philanthropic support to the Art Center.

Learn More

Print Club

A group of print enthusiasts dedicated to the appreciation of printmaking. Supporting the Art Center with new commissions, acquisitions, and conservation of works of art on paper.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Membership Questions

Benefits

For questions regarding fulfillment of membership cards, payments, and discounts, please call the membership office at 515.271.0324 or email us.

Contact Membership Manager Julia Mason Gray via email or call 515.271.0327 with questions regarding your benefits, membership events, and member groups.

Show support! Give your gift to the Des Moines Art Center today.