Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines. IA 50312-2099 Tel: (515) 277-4405 Fax: (515) 271-0357
Acting Director: Ms. Susan Lubowsky Talbott Admission: free.
Attendance: 259.371 Established: 1948 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y
Parking: free on site.
Open: Tuesday to Wednesday. llam-4pm.
Thursday. llam-9prcr Friday to Saturday, 11am -4pm;
1st PrkLay in month, llam-9pm Closed: Ixgal Holidays.
Facilities: Architecture Building (designed by Eliel Saarinen, 1948), Building (designed by I.M. Pei, 1968), Building (designed by Richard Meier, 1985): Auditorium (220 seats); Building Area (90,000 square feet;: Classrooms: Food Services Restaurant (Tues-Sat, llam-2pm & Thurs. 5:30pm-9pm); Library (13.000 volumes; by appointment, Tues-Fri. llam-5pm.); Shop (one-of-a-kind items, art blogs, toys, posters, jewelry); Studios.
Des Moines Map Photo Gallery
Activities: Education Programs (adults and children): Film Series; Gallery lalks: Guided Tours (groups, schedule three weeks in advance): Lecture Series: Performances; Permanent Exhibits: Temporary Exhibitions: Traveling Exhibitions.
North view of building designed by Kichard Meier Des .Moines Art Center. Photograph courtesy of Kdmuridson Art Foundation, Inc Des Moines, Iowa.
Gerhard Marcks. Noah, 1948, woodcut. Fine Arts < ollection Luther College. Photograph courtesy of l.uther College, Decorah, Iowa. Des Moines Art Center, cont. Publications: “Visitors Guide”; bulletin, “News”; exhibition catalogues; gallery guides. The Art Center itself is an exceptional work of art. Internationally recognized architects Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier have created three distinctive buildings as part of the complex. The Des Moines Art Centers reputation has been established through collecting 20th-century art with emphasis now placed on acquiring works by living American and European artists. More than 3,500 works are in the permanent collection; among the over 1,600 artists represented are Francis Bacon, Constantine Brancusi, Mary Cassatt, Jean Dubuffet, Francisco Goya, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Henry Moore, Georgia OKeeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Auguste Rodin, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. There is also a collection of African art. In addition to displaying works from its permanent collection, the Art Center brings in special art exhibitions from around the United States and abroad.