• 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)

Welcome to the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

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

  Jun Kaneko

 Installed 2012  |  Long-Term Collection
  Principal Riverwalk

  Mitchell Squire

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

  Kerry James Marshall

 July 2018  |  Long-Term Collection
  Other Public Art Downtown

  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 Jerusalem 1951
 American, French, Israeli


 born Japan, 1942
 American


 born 1944
 American


 
 American

News + Initiatives Blog

Our blog posts are a growing knowledge base of insights, stories and information. Get inspired by and delve into a breathtaking array of public art.

From Our Facebook Feed

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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Happy Labor Day!  Iowa is the 38th state to create a monument to its workers. The bronze sculpture represents four interlocking arms and hands, dedicated to the energy and integrity of the Workers of Iowa. Artist: Michael Stutz •
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#laborday #dsmpublicart #publicart #iowa #michaelstutz #sculpture

Happy Labor Day! Iowa is the 38th state to create a monument to its workers. The bronze sculpture represents four interlocking arms and hands, dedicated to the energy and integrity of the Workers of Iowa. Artist: Michael Stutz •



#laborday #dsmpublicart #publicart #iowa #michaelstutz #sculpture
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Posted 3 weeks ago

Since 2012, the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation has created free online educational resources for families and educators that deepen understanding and enhance experiences of public art in Greater Des Moines. Online resources are less intimidating, and could help to increase individual interactions. Time to reflect.

👉To explore our FREE online educational resources visit: https://dsmpublicartfoundation.org/resources/ #dsmpublicart

Since 2012, the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation has created free online educational resources for families and educators that deepen understanding and enhance experiences of public art in Greater Des Moines. Online resources are less intimidating, and could help to increase individual interactions. Time to reflect.

👉To explore our FREE online educational resources visit: dsmpublicartfoundation.org/resources/ #dsmpublicart
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Posted 1 month ago

Are those tears or is our sweet Miffy sweating today!? 🥵🔥💦
#heatwave #miffyfountain #tomsachs #dsmpublicart

Are those tears or is our sweet Miffy sweating today!? 🥵🔥💦
#heatwave #miffyfountain #tomsachs #dsmpublicart
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Posted 1 month ago

Theres an app for that!  Did you know we commissioned a Public Art App as a resource for both iOS and Android users?!

There are iOS versions that work on both iPhone and iPads. These apps for available from the Apple App Store, search for DSM Public Art or use link below. 

For Android Users, go to the Google App Store and search for DSM Public Art or use link below.

App Store 👉https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dsm-public-art/id492276069

Google Play 👉https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elsewiseapp.dsmpublicart

#DSMPublicART 
#DSMUSA

There's an app for that! Did you know we commissioned a Public Art App as a resource for both iOS and Android users?!

There are iOS versions that work on both iPhone and iPads. These apps for available from the Apple App Store, search for "DSM Public Art" or use link below.

For Android Users, go to the Google App Store and search for "DSM Public Art" or use link below.

App Store 👉https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dsm-public-art/id492276069

Google Play 👉https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elsewiseapp.dsmpublicart

#DSMPublicART
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Posted 1 month ago

Public art shares stories of diversity, equality, inclusion and equity as they relate to the people and places of Iowa, especially those stories often untold. These resources are created to catalyze community conversations that can result in a shared, and fuller, appreciation of our common history — and common bonds.

Our resources engage a cross-section of individuals, as well as communities, in telling, discussing, and perhaps even producing the stories depicted in public art.

Learn more here -->> dsmpublicartfoundation.org/resources/

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Posted 2 months ago