75 Years of Art

  • 4700 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Presented By: Des Moines Art Center
  • Dates: February 11, 2023 - May 7, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Des Moines Art Center
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Duane Slick (American/Meskwaki, born 1961), Turtle Mountain, from the “Aria for a Coyote Opera” Series, 2018

    Exhibit runs February 11 - May 7, 2023

    Kicking off the Art Center’s 75th anniversary year, this exhibition will reflect the work of artists who have lived and worked in Iowa and their connections to the Des Moines Art Center. The creative work of these individuals, exhibited and collected by this museum, have helped cement our place in the community and foster the creative culture of our state, as well as reach out to local, national, and global audiences.

    From its founding in 1948, the Art Center has showcased the work of Iowa artists in various ways, including our Iowa Artists series which began in the early 1950s and has run almost every year since. Building on this core aspect of the museum’s identity, the Art Center will showcase historical artwork featured in these exhibitions, work collected by artists based in Iowa or with Iowa roots, and recent work by artists working across the state today. A select number of newly commissioned artworks will showcase the dynamism and diversity of Iowa’s art community.

    “Art Center: 75 Years of Iowa Art” is organized by Curator, Laura Burkhalter and Associate Curator, Mia Laufer.

    Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Harriet S. and J. Locke Macomber Art Center Fund and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


    Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 11am - 4pm

    Thursdays: 11am - 7pm

    Fridays: 10am - 7pm

    Saturdays & Sundays: 10am - 4pm