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Rendering of Kerry James Marshall's "A Monumental Journey" by Substance Architecture.

Public Groundbreaking Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation (GDMPAF) presents the groundbreaking for A Monumental Journey, a large-scale sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Kerry James...

Rendering of propose public art project "A Monumental Journey" at Hansen Triangle Park, Des Moines, Iowa.

Kerry James Marshall, one of the most celebrated artists currently working in the United States, created a new public art project called A Monumental Journey...

Cause Collective is the artist group behind The Truth Booth. (Left to right) Hank Willis Thomas, Jim Ricks and Ryan Alexeiv. (Not pictured: Will Sylvester)

Des Moines, Ia on 28-29 September 2016: The Truth Booth—a giant, inflatable, portable enclosure in the shape of a thought bubble—is crossing the United...

The University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design will host Paul Mankins Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

At 5:30PM, Monday, September 26, Paul Mankins, founding partner of substancearchitecture in Des Moines, Iowa will present a lecture.  Free and open to the...

Located in the Horse Barn, Stall # 406, the center piece is a molded horse head used for tack display, rodeo and rope training which doubles as a camera to capture images in the barn.  Photo by M12 Studio

M12 Studio unveils a new public art project called SWITCH at the Iowa State Fair —on view through August 21, 2016.  Located in the...

SWITCH is a new project by M12 Studio, and the third piece in a trilogy exploring equine culture  in rural America. It is located in the Horse Barn at the Iowa State Fair, Stall #406, from August 11-21, 2016.  Photo by M12

SWITCH by M12 Unveiling & Artist Talk | Friday, 12 August at 6PM | Iowa State Fair, Horse Barn, Stall #406 On view | 11-21 August...

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,...

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