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“Living forms of public art.”  That’s how the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden accurately refers to its outdoor gardens, which opened to the public in October 2014. While the outdoor gardens and the new Café Trellis are wonderful additions to...
“Skål!” the Scandinavian version of “Cheers!” is one of the current exhibits at the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa. The exhibit is described as follows on the museum’s website: Denmark, Norway and Sweden share a “spirited” tradition...
Memorial Day seemed like a good time for a drive to the approximately 12-foot-high, 60-ton Freedom Rock on Highway 25 just a few miles south of I-80 to see how artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II is honoring veterans. It began...
Iowa artist Sarah Grant grew up in Ames, where the ISU campus was her playground. Even though her college degrees are from the University of Iowa—a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing and intaglio printmaking and a Master of...
An Iowa spring offers many pleasures for the traveler, and two noteworthy events are featured in these photos. First is Pella's annual Tulip Time Festival, which celebrates the town's Dutch heritage and features tulip gardens, performances, crafters, music, food, Dutch...
What is that moment in your life that leads to an unforeseen result decades later, a result that can then be traced back to that seemingly small moment?  For Robin Oliveira, author of the All Iowa Reads selection “My...
It might seem like a well-kept secret but with more than 2,000 works, Iowa State University has the largest campus public art collection in the nation.  This impressive and continually growing collection is a perennial attraction for Ames, but...