We are thrilled to reopen our doors to you, our visitors! In planning reopening, the health and well-being of visitors, members, students, and staff has been our top priority. Admission is always free for all.
The Des Moines Art Center 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, and Francis Bacon, among hundreds of others.
Monday Closed Tuesday 11am - 4pm Wednesday 11am - 4pm Thursday 11am - 7pm Friday 11am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 10am - 4pm
Free parking is available on site.
The Art Center is located less than one mile north on 45th Street from the Bill Riley bike trail. To plan your trip via public transportation, visit the DART trip planner.
Get the most out of your visit with audio and interpreter-led tours.
Explore our extensive collection of books, jewelry, and so much more.
Enjoy a meal at the museum restaurant, located off the the Bookey Family Courtyard.
The 4.4 acre park, located within a major crossroads of the urban grid, creates a pedestrian-friendly entryway to downtown Des Moines. This accessible setting, coupled with the skilled landscape design and caliber of the art, makes it unlike any other sculpture park in the United States.