The Print Club encourages the study and appreciation of fine prints and supports the print collections of the Des Moines Art Center.

The Des Moines Art Center Print Club is ideal for print collectors, printmakers, and anyone curious about printmaking. A Print Club membership provides:

  • Financial support for the John Brady Print Gallery exhibitions and gallery guides
  • Annual gift print for the Des Moines Art Center
  • Ability to vote on the annual gift print
  • Ability to vote on the selection of works on paper to conserve
  • Option to purchase the annual, limited-edition commissioned print before the general public
  • Print Club hosts four events annually. Programs include guest lectures, visits to private collections, and studio tours.

Membership Levels

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.

  • Student | $15
  • Individual | $35
  • Household | $50
  • Benefactor | $150

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.​

Join or Renew Membership

To join or renew your Print Club membership mid-cycle, please call the Membership Office at 515.271.0324.

Print Club: Celebrating 40 Years

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.


Print Club Commissioned Prints

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.

Commissioned prints are available online, by contacting the Shop at the Art Center at 515.271.0330 or visiting during regular museum hours. You may also download and return an order form.

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.


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