• Bus Wrap #1: "Untitled"
  • Nomade
    Nomade
  • A Monumental Journey by Kerry James Marshall, looking north, 25 July 2018, Commissioned by Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation
    A Monumental Journey
  • Expansion
    Expansion
  • Five Dangos
  • Swirl
  • Miffy Fountain
  • Mental Banquet: Painting with Lights
  • Bus Wrap #8: Outward
  • Pumpkin (L)

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The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation enriches lives by advancing the best of public art by placing art in public spaces in the community through public and private collaborations, adding to the cultural record through its collections and educational programs. We invite you to discover public art through-out the Greater Des Moines area.
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Featured Art this Month

  Kerry James Marshall

 July 2018  |  Long-Term Collection
  Other Public Art Downtown

  Jun Kaneko

 Installed 2012  |  Long-Term Collection
  Principal Riverwalk

  Mitchell Squire

 2019  |  Short-Term Collection
  Bus Wrap #10: Multiple Black

  Tom Sachs

 2007, fabricated in 2008 from an edition of 5 (5/5)  |  Long-Term Collection
  Other Public Art Downtown

Featured Artists this Month


 born 1966
 American


 born Jerusalem 1951
 American, French, Israeli


 1874-1954
 American


 born 1955
 American

News + Initiatives Blog

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Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation increasingly utilizes social media as an important method to communicate with current and prospective audiences. Facebook and other social media platforms provide diverse opportunities to share the best of public art in Greater Des Moines to people around the world.

Social media participants can witness the public art process. Followers can watch a video of installations or an interview with artists, public art professionals, and educators on particular subjects. According to the Director M. Jessica Rowe at the Public Art Foundation, people do want to see more than just having public art appear: “Rather than hoping for an audience, we want to build an audience.”

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. “Expansion” by artist: #JunKaneko was fabricated in collaboration with Derix Glasstudios. Illuminated from behind with 39,060 LED lights, the mural is located on the exterior wall of the triangular pump station and faces north towards the HubSpot Plaza and pavilion where, Kaneko’s signature “dango” sculptures stand. #dsmpublicart #merryandbright #dsmusa #catchdsm #artroutedsm #desmoines #iowa #happyholidays #colorblock #streetart #mural

May your days be MERRY & BRIGHT! ✨❤️
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. “Expansion” by artist: #JunKaneko was fabricated in collaboration with Derix Glasstudios. Illuminated from behind with 39,060 LED lights, the mural is located on the exterior wall of the triangular pump station and faces north towards the HubSpot Plaza and pavilion where, Kaneko’s signature “dango” sculptures stand. #dsmpublicart #merryandbright #dsmusa #catchdsm #artroutedsm #desmoines #iowa #happyholidays #colorblock #streetart #mural
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Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Featured Artist: Oyoram 

Yorame Mevorach (also known as Oyoram) is a Franco-Israeli artist and filmmaker. Born in Jerusalem in 1951, he first studied engineering, but was quickly drawn to the cinema. He received an undergraduate degree in film at Beit Zvi School for the Performing Arts in Ramat Gan, and moved to Paris where he studied cinematic theory at the Sorbonne (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III). His visual art work has been commissioned by prestigious companies including Cartier, Van Cliff & Arpel, Sony, and Louis Vuitton.

Oyoram’s visual inventions have included small eye-glass lenses used to reveal the wearer’s subjective viewpoint to a 15 meter high clock, a spectacular metaphor dramatizing time as a circus ring. A designer, script-writer, and director, Oyoram experiments with immersive cinematic experiences as in the 2003 traveling exhibit Diamonds and the Power of Love shown in Tokyo, Las Vegas and Paris, featuring 11 mannequins brought to life by the magic of image- projection. In Retrophobies, a composition of 26 films simultaneously playing on large screens, Oyoram fused art and technology to invent “Vunettes” for an individual audio-visual experience in a public space. He also pioneered the seamless mix of painted canvas and moving images in Double You See, a traveling exhibition shown in 2006-2007  in Paris and Hamburg. Since 2007, when he imagined into creation “virtual windows” in the famous rotunda Dior Avenue Montaigne, Oyoram has designed monumental visual moving fresques for Dior.

With the completion of his studio in Des Moines, his recent work has moved into immersive environments that can be seen as the culmination of many decades of experimentation into the poetic and sensorial possibilities of a cinematic visual language. #dsmpublicart

Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Featured Artist: Oyoram

Yorame Mevorach (also known as Oyoram) is a Franco-Israeli artist and filmmaker. Born in Jerusalem in 1951, he first studied engineering, but was quickly drawn to the cinema. He received an undergraduate degree in film at Beit Zvi School for the Performing Arts in Ramat Gan, and moved to Paris where he studied cinematic theory at the Sorbonne (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III). His visual art work has been commissioned by prestigious companies including Cartier, Van Cliff & Arpel, Sony, and Louis Vuitton.

Oyoram’s visual inventions have included small eye-glass lenses used to reveal the wearer’s subjective viewpoint to a 15 meter high clock, a spectacular metaphor dramatizing time as a circus ring. A designer, script-writer, and director, Oyoram experiments with immersive cinematic experiences as in the 2003 traveling exhibit Diamonds and the Power of Love shown in Tokyo, Las Vegas and Paris, featuring 11 mannequins brought to life by the magic of image- projection. In Retrophobies, a composition of 26 films simultaneously playing on large screens, Oyoram fused art and technology to invent “Vunettes” for an individual audio-visual experience in a public space. He also pioneered the seamless mix of painted canvas and moving images in Double You See, a traveling exhibition shown in 2006-2007 in Paris and Hamburg. Since 2007, when he imagined into creation “virtual windows” in the famous rotunda Dior Avenue Montaigne, Oyoram has designed monumental visual moving fresques for Dior.

With the completion of his studio in Des Moines, his recent work has moved into immersive environments that can be seen as the culmination of many decades of experimentation into the poetic and sensorial possibilities of a cinematic visual language. #dsmpublicart
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