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“Go for the art, but be sure to have lunch”

Des Moines Art Center
Ranked #8 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This internationally acclaimed museum houses impressive works by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe and Henri Matisse. The center, which also offers art classes, consists of three buildings, each designed by a celebrated architect: Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Richard Meier.
Reviewed February 26, 2012

I've been to art museums around the world and the Des Moines Art Center is among the best. A surprising collection housed in amazing architecture, AND it's free! I recommend this for a lovely morning or afternoon for anyone who needs to feel man-made beauty in a serene setting. And, stay for lunch. It's always superb. Très classe, as they say in French.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

So much to see here if you like art at all, and even if you don't. We are lucky to have this in Des. Moines

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Reviewed February 16, 2012

I love the classic music program there every season! Perfect job! And very good a new idea with salsa dance also! Thank you!

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

There are some odd modern art things. There are some traditional old paintings. Great special, temporary exhibits.

Thank cust0mer2012
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Very stoic atmosphere. Needs something more to liven it up. Almost forget its in town.

Thank 4IowaNatives
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