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The artist Kerry James Marshall standing next to "A Monumental Journey," July 2018.

Who were the most influential people in 2018 contemporary artworld? ArtReview’s annual ranking of the world’s most influential artists, curators, gallerists, and other powerful people just broke its own rules. This year, for the first time, the magazine has somewhat perplexingly given an entire movement—#MeToo—the third spot on its 100-person list. It is the only

Artist Nick Goettling in front of some of his past artwork. Photo courtesy of Downtown Issaquah Association

At noon today, Friday, 22 June 2018,  the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) will unveiled the eighth art bus at the Des Moines Arts Festival. The Public Art Foundation commissioned Chicago artist Nick Goettling to create a design used to wrap a transit bus. The bus

Called "4MX", is a sculptural and programmatic artwork built from an ideation of individual and community holistic health. The  greenhouse concept mimics the shape of Malcolm X’s birth house. It will be built on his birth site’s land, the Malcolm X Birth Site Foundation. It is located in North Omaha, a neighborhood with a long history of poverty, social and economic challenges defined by racial boundaries, and food desertification.

Jordan J. Weber of Des Moines, Iowa joins a growing body of artists that the arts organization called A Blade of Grass (ABOG) supports through a ABOG Fellowship. Weber is one of six artists and two collectives to each receive $20,000 in unrestricted funding for projects that will be realized across the United States. Weber will

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“A MONUMENTAL JOURNEY” INSTALLATION BEGINS   Des Moines, IA (April 4, 2018) —The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is pleased to announce that Neumann Brothers, Inc. has begun the installation of “A Monumental Journey” at Hansen Triangle Park bordered by Grand and 2nd Avenues, in downtown Des Moines.  The world-class public art project, designed

In Culture Type's online article by Victoria L. Valentine, she wrote that: [pictured above] Mark Bradford connects with the paintings of Clyfford Still, including “Untitled,” 1950. | From left, Bradford portrait, Photo by Jackie Neale/Kathryn Hurni © The Met (page 46); Still painting, © 2017 City & County of Denver. Courtesy Clyfford Still Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Photo: The Met (page 47)

“The Artist Project: What Artists See When They Look at Art” is the book version of the web series the Met produced in 2015-16. The museum selected 120 critically acclaimed contemporary artists and released brief videos (available online) in which each shared “what they see” when they look at art in the Met’s collection, which

Public Art Foundation (PAF) and Polk County, Iowa officials gathered to award $100,000 to "A Monumental Journey" public art project. From left, Kim Walker, Kristi Lund Lozier, Pam Bass-Bookey, Steve Van Oort, Angela Connolly, Katherine M. Murphy, Dr. Mary Chapman, Robert Brownell, M. Jessica Rowe, John F. Mauro, and Tom Hockensmith.

Des Moines, IA (31 August 2017) — The Polk County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 Community Development Grant, Polk County, Iowa to the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation to support a public art project titled “A Monumental Journey.” “A Monumental Journey” is a large-scale sculpture, designed by acclaimed American artist Kerry James

His trademark style has catapulted him into the stratosphere of the art world: 72 of his paintings were displayed earlier this year a New York’s Metropolitan Museum. His figures aren’t just black; they are jet black — bold, proud, undeniably black. His works deal with grief, injustice and loss, but also everyday life: swimming pools

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and partners recently completed the painted green dots and pink chevrons that designate the new Art Route Des Moines and art locations along the downtown Des Moines path. Tiffany Tauscheck, chief communications officer for the Greater Des Moines Partnership and a member of the Public Art Foundation’s Art

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 Marshall. This world class public art project honors the legacy of the African-American lawyers who founded the National Bar Association in Des Moines, Iowa in 1925. Date 5:30 PM | Thursday,

Rendering of propose public art project "A Monumental Journey" in park at 2nd & Grand Avenues, Des Moines, Iowa. The dedication is scheduled July 11 & 12, 2018.

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 to honor the 12 founders of the National Bar Association in Des Moines, Iowa. The project will be located in Hansen Triangle Park in downtown Des Moines. More information will be released

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 public, the event will be streamed live.  The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville and the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee.

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 2016 | Two Locations:  (1 – temporary public art project) Iowa State Fair, Horse Barn, Stall # 406 ; (2 – video) Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines   SWITCH is a

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, retired Vice President, Community Affairs Officer of Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations in Des Moines is the Foundation’s President. Tim R. Hickman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in

5 March 2015: Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Des Moines, Iowa is one of 12 cities in the running to receive up to $1-million in funding for public art projects that address civic topics. Des Moines was among the 237 U.S. cities that applied from 45 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The Public

Alberta, Canada until April 12, 2015: In an era when checking the time often involves consulting a device that is proficient at enticing us to waste it, Christian Marclay’s tour de force installation The Clock offers a long, luxurious diversion. The artist Marclay (and researchers) spent three years amassing clips from film and TV to

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation welcomed its leadership for 2015 at a board meeting held January 28 in Des Moines. Katherine M. Murphy, Vice President, Community Affairs Officer of Wells Fargo in Iowa was elected the Foundation’s President. Tim R. Hickman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in Des Moines was elected

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1.19.2015: Martin Luther King, Jr. was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The national Martin Luther King Day of Service was started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and

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Americans for the Arts, which serves a network of organizations and individuals, has just released its 2015–2017 strategic plan with a key focus on building recognition for the transformative power of the arts in all of our lives and communities in new ways. The report cover features High Trestle Trail Bridge, a project by artist

Des Moines, IA: From more than 50 submissions the Innovation Investors with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines have identified 4 IGNITE FINALISTS for the 2014 Challenge! A collaborative group will pitch their innovative idea to a community panel to determine the winners: first place prize of up to $30,000 and runner-up prize of

Public art is taking to the streets of Greater Des Moines in a new initiative that wraps artists’ one-of-a-kind designs on public transit buses. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Project Spaces initiative, in partnership with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), will unveil the new public art initiative at 11 a.m.

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