Experience Salisbury House & Gardens

Salisbury House & Gardens is a historic house museum located in Des Moines, Iowa featuring a 42-room estate surrounded by nine acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. It was built from 1923-1928 by cosmetic pioneer and Iowa native, Carl Weeks. Come tour this exquisite American estate and its diverse collections of art, literature, and worldly treasures.

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Current exhibit:

De Paris à Des Moines suggests the diversity of artistic production in early 20th century Paris as reflected in the collection of Carl and Edith Weeks of Des Moines. The Weekses acquired a significant number of paintings and other artworks during the 1920s as they built Salisbury House, and focused substantial resources on artists who lived and worked in Paris during this time.

This exhibit features specific works within the Salisbury House collection and is on display in The Garage. It is accessible to the public as part of regular paid tours.


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