Contemporary

The relevance and dynamism of the Art Center’s collection continues to be shaped by contemporary voices that reflect issues and ideas that are germane to the times in which we live. Art by contemporary masters, works dating from roughly 1960 to the present, is amply represented at the Des Moines Art Center. Minimalist and post-Minimalist art of the 1960s and 1970s is particularly strong and features the work of artists such as Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, Robert Smithson, and Ellsworth Kelly. With each subsequent decade the Art Center’s collection has continued to grow and reflect the changing world around us. Recent acquisitions include key works by Mona Hatoum, Leslie Hewitt, Ragnar Kjartansson, Yoshitomo Nara, Anselm Reyle, and Dario Robleto.
entirely unexpected