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Crosswalk rendering of "Walking Figures" concept design by artist ROADSWORTH.

First-of-its-kind, innovative project connects public art in Downtown Des Moines; expands into West Des Moines. GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – Area leaders today unveiled details...

Crosswalk design by artist Peter Gibson for 10th and Locust Street in downtown Des Moines.

Public art is art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the physical public domain,...

LarassaKabel

Des Moines, IA — The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation announces that the artist Larassa Kabel has been commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind...

Three women pose with Keith Haring sculpture.

May 4 is artist Keith Haring’s birthday—he would have been 58 years old. Recently, while strolling in downtown Des Moines, I took a snapshot...

Design template, City of Des Moines Public Works

DSM, IA: The City of Des Moines Public Works Department has launched a contest to design a storm water manhole cover that will used...

Zaha Hadid was a pioneer in the field of architecture, becoming the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (the Nobel Prize of her field) in 2004.

Internationally acclaimed architect, Dame Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Gold Medal in recognition of her...

Brâncuși photographed in his workshop. The artist bequeathed part of his collection to the French state on condition that his workshop be rebuilt as it was on the day he died. This reconstruction of his studio, adjacent to the Pompidou Centre in Paris, is open to the public.

One of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century, Constantin Brâncuși, was born on this day, February 19, 1876, in Romania. He died in...

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is proud to welcome its leadership for 2016. The officers were re-elected for 2016: Katherine M. Murphy,...

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