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Des Moines Art Center

  • 4700 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 277-4405
  • Region: Central
  • Overview
    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 is housed in three striking buildings, each designed by a world-renowned architect. With the exception of special events, admission to the museum is free. The Des Moines Art Center boasts outstanding exhibitions, educational programs, restaurant and museum gift shop.
  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    Business Continuity
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Free admission daily. Donations accepted.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 11 - 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday; Closed Monday.
    • Season: Year-round; closed major holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): Cell phone tour, family-friendly prompts, virtual tours available online.
    • Tour Length: 1 hr.
    General
    • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
    • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
    • Open For Business:
    • Virtual Activities Available:
    • Link to Virtual Activities: https://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/visit/virtualtours
    • Face Mask Recommended:
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Floorplan File Floorplan File
    • Largest Room 3828
    • Total Sq. Ft. 6778
    • Reception Capacity 200
    • Space Notes Courtyard can be used in tandem with Lobby or Restaurant only.
    • Theatre Capacity 220
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • Outside Catering? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Parking Capacity 100
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 125
    • Number of Rooms 3
    • Classroom Capacity 220
    Levitt Auditorium
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3828
    • Width: 58
    • Length: 66
    • Height: 16
    • Theater Capacity: 220
    • Classroom Capacity: 220
    Lobby
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
    • Width: 30
    • Length: 62
    • Height: 16.5
    • Banquet Capacity: 125
    • Reception Capacity: 200
    Restaurant
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 950
    • Width: 29
    • Length: 33
    • Height: 8
    • Banquet Capacity: 50
    • Reception Capacity: 75
  • Events

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 17, 2021

    Black Stories: Exhibit

    Must reserve time due to social distancing

    Des Moines Art Center

  • Location
    4700 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50312