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Des Moines Art Center

  • Region: Central
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Phone: (515) 277-4405
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This permanent collection of major 19th, 20th and 21st century recognized masterpieces is housed in a striking contemporary building complex designed by three internationally recognized architects. The Des Moines Art Center boasts outstanding exhibitions, educational programs, restaurant and museum gift shop.

Attraction Information
General Information
  • Admission Price: Free, donations accepted.
  • Guides Available:
  • Hours of Operation: Noon - 4 p.m. Sun; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. T-W; 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thu; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. F; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat.
  • Season: Year-round, closed major holidays.
  • Tour Length: 1 hr
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
  • Banquet Capacity 125
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 220
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • Free Parking? true
  • Parking Capacity 100
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
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

Planetarium - Exhibit

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 13, 2017
    Tues, Weds, Fri: 11am-4pm; Thurs 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm; Mon CLOSED

Single-Channel 7: Michael Najjar Exhibit

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 16, 2017
    Tues, Weds, Fri 11am-4pm; Thurs 11-9pm; Sat 10-4pm; Sun 12-4pm; Mon CLOSED

Studies, Drafts, Sketches Exhibition

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 20, 2017
    Tues, Weds, Fri: 10am-4pm; Thurs 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm; Mon CLOSED

Gallery Talks - Drop-In Tour

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until August 26, 2017
    Starting at 1pm

Art Spectrums/Children with Autism

  • May 28, 2017
    Noon - 1 pm

Summer on the Hill - Singin' In The Rain

  • June 1, 2017
    From: 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Ruptures: Exhibit Opening

  • June 2, 2017
    From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ruptures: Exhibit

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 3, 2017
    Tues, Weds, Fri 11am-4pm; Thurs 11-9pm; Sat 10-4pm; Sun 12-4pm; Mon CLOSED

Ruptures: Gallery Dialogue w/Alison Ferris

  • June 8, 2017
    Beginning at 6:30 pm

First Fridays at the Art Center - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • June 16, 2017
    From: 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Baby & Me Drop-In Tours

  • Recurring monthly on the 3rd Wednesday until November 15, 2017
    From: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Summer on the Hill - Casablanca

  • July 6, 2017
    From: 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM

First Fridays at the Art Center - Max Wellman

  • July 7, 2017
    From: 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Summer on the Hill -The Wizard of Oz

  • August 3, 2017
    From: 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM

First Fridays at the Art Center - Los Salatinos

  • August 4, 2017
    From: 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM