The Anderson Gallery is a non-profit exhibition space on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, founded in 1996 to exhibit innovation in art and design and use this to support material-based learning for Drake students and community. Part laboratory, part showcase, the Gallery’s main goal is to promote the growth and understanding of art through exhibitions, programs, and publications.

The purpose of the Anderson Gallery is to advance the educational, cultural, and social mission of Drake University by presenting art exhibitions of aesthetic and intellectual merit to the university community and the public.  The gallery serves  as a venue for exhibitions by nationally and locally known artists as well as Drake’s art students and faculty.  

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The Anderson Gallery is located within the Harmon Fine Arts Center at 1310 25th St., at the corner of Carpenter and 25th.  Free public parking can be found along 25th St.


Sunday: 12-4 pm

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 12-4 pm

Wednesday: 12-4 pm

Thursday: 12-8 pm

Friday: 12-4 pm

Saturday: 12-4 pm

Closed during holidays observed by Drake University and during exhibition changes.

An Installation view of the exhibition Vibrant Expressions, 2022

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Anderson Gallery at Drake University
Harmon Fine Arts Center
1310 25th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone  515-271-1994