The Des Moines Art Center Print Club is ideal for print collectors, printmakers, and anyone curious about printmaking. A Print Club membership provides:
You can purchase Print Club memberships online when you join the Art Center or renew your existing membership. Please note: you must have a current Art Center membership in order to join or renew Print Club.
Benefactor level members receive the first opportunity to purchase the annual, limited-edition commissioned print as well as an invitation to one annual event exclusively for Benefactor members.
To join or renew your Print Club membership mid-cycle, please call the Membership Office at 515.271.0324.
The Print Club is celebrating 40 years! To commemorate, the Print Club is hosting a virtual exhibition. It includes 76 prints, drawings, and photographs— 49 purchased and 27 commissioned. These works were given to the Des Moines Art Center by the group. The exhibition includes 22 prints conserved with funds donated by the Print Club.
The Print Club commissions contemporary artists to create prints. Each is produced in editions of 50 to 60. Members have priority access before sales are open to the public. Proceeds support the purchase of gift and conservation prints. Revenue supports print exhibitions and related publications. Available prints can be purchased in the Shop at the Art Center.
You can download a copy of the complete commissioned print catalogue, including 2021 artist information. No commission prints were published in 1994, 1995, 2002, and 2020.