Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines, IA
About the Des Moines Art Center
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 from the nineteenth century to the present, each through a seminal work. This accounts for an impressive collection that ranges from Edward Hopper's Automat to Jasper Johns' Tennyson, Henri Matisse's Woman in White, Georgia O'Keeffe's From the Lake No. 1, and Francis Bacon's Study after Velásquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X.
The Art Center is located at 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2099. The physical complex marries with the collection for a totally integrated experience. The collection is housed in three major buildings; each designed by a world-renowned architect -- Eliel Saarinen, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier. Please see the Art Center's website for hours and admissison fees.
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