DSM Public Art 17+

Elsewise LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free



DSM PUBLIC ART 2.0 – now with a full-screen iPad layout! This app offers a fantastic experience to engage and inspire you with the best of public art in Greater Des Moines, Iowa. Searching for art in public spaces? Or, perhaps you're curious about a sculpture or mural that you pass by? This interactive, multimedia application provides a self-guided tour of public art throughout the Greater Des Moines area.

By exploring, you will discover the bold and distinctive styles of public art by artists from around the world. You will be introduced to a visual library that you can search by artist, title or location.

GPS tracking and detailed maps will lead you to historically venerated artists such as Edwin Blashfield, Stuart Davis, Arnaldo Pomodoro, and Henry Moore; Pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen; Abstract artists Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, James Rosati, and Joel Shapiro. You can discover works integrated into a particular site by artists Anna Gaskell, Jun Kaneko, Mary Miss, and Jordan Weber. There are also surprisingly innovative public works by artists Keith Haring, Jaume Plensa, and Yoshitomo Nara.

The points on the map correspond to a wide selection of public artworks within and outside the City of Des Moines.

* Tap any point to read detailed information.
* See quality images of public art, including high-resolution photos for iPads with Retina display
* Zoom into particular areas, such as the Principal Riverwalk, State Capitol Grounds, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, or see a wide view of the entire city and environs.
* Learn about installed art, as well as art that is planned or in progress.
* Find the name of the artwork, year completed, medium or materials, the artist’s background, description of work, and artist comments.
* Link to more artist information on the web, plus enjoy online videos.
* Share your experiences via Facebook, Twitter, email or text message.

For more information, please visit the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation website: http://www.dsmpublicartfoundation.org/

What’s New

Version 2.2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

This update includes layout improvements for newer devices, and other minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Mulder_DSM ,

Showcases Des Moines Sculpture Scene!

This app is really useful. If I'm out on a walk or bike ride around downtown Des Moines and want to know more about a piece of sculpture, this app has all the info I need.

A few weeks ago I was showing some out of town friends around and quickly went to this app to see who the artist was as my friend thought a similar piece was in downtown Dallas, Texas. This app had all the info we needed.


Great App!!!!

Beautiful app with lots of information about local public art in Des Moines, Iowa. The interface is very user friendly and the aesthetic is simple and elegant. This app is a MUST have for any (public) art fan and/or Des Moines resident

Hart24601 ,

Great guide to DM art!

Very handy for checking out art when you are on the go.

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