Des Moines Art Center

The not-for-profit Des Moines Art Center engages diverse local and international audiences
with the art of today through its museum and school, adding to the cultural record through collections and programs. Recognized by international art critics as a world-class museum in the heart of the Midwest, the Des Moines Art Center has amassed an important collection with a major emphasis on contemporary art. The collection’s overriding principle is a representation of artists of the 19th and 20th century, each through a seminal work.