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Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines

4.5
#1 of 8 in Museums in Des Moines
The Des Moines Art Center engages diverse local and international audiences with contemporary art through its museum and school, adding to the cultural record through collections and programs.

The Art Center offers free admission every day, which is supported by Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. and Art Center members.

The museum and its offices are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
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  • Our guide helped me understand modern art in a way I could finally appreciate it, so grateful. I loved the variety of art shown from sculptures to Japanese Prints to Impressionist paintings. This art ...  more »
  • We had 45 minutes to view before it closed so we rushed - and wish we had not had too. If traveling here again, we will return. Stunning areas of architecture - and an amazing exhibit in progress. We ...  more »
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  • I grew up in Des Moines and had never visited the Art Center until recently. I have visited at least four times in the past year. To my surprise, there has always been something new to see. I have gone on a group tour and explored on my own. I enjoyed both experiences. I don't think you need to be a hard core art lover to enjoy the museum.
  • One of the most friendly intimate significant art museums I have visited. Kid-friendly, the grandkids loved it. An impressive collection included major masters and new emerging talent. A Picasso, Henry Moore in downtown Des Moines. Highly recommended.

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