Fine and Theatre Arts
The Des Moines Art Center is home to works by such artists as Warhol, Rothko, Bacon, Hopper, Matisse, Picasso and O’Keefe. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and take in some culture. There are many galleries around Des Moines offering local artists’ works and a constant display of Grand View talent on campus.
The Des Moines Playhouse has a fantastic facility and puts on musicals and plays all year round at affordable prices. The Civic Center is a little steeper in price but gets traveling Broadway shows such as Rent, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and many others. There are opportunities in Des Moines to see performing arts every weekend at galleries and small intimate spaces such as Java Joe's downtown.
You can also attend the plays put on by Grand View’s own theater department, and we loan our Viking Theater to an acting company called Theater for a Change (TFAC). TFAC puts on great shows all year round and students receive discount tickets!