Equitable Building

Art in Des Moines--The Daily Palette Vintage

This week the Daily Palette is celebrating the art of Iowa's capital!

Des Moines is a city rich in art and culture. It is home to the Des Moines Art Center, the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines Performing Arts, numerous art galleries, and much more. Many of Iowa's artists and writers live and work in Des Moines, taking advantage of the wonderful artist opportunities, writing workshops, and art events it has to offer.

Iowa Architecture

Iowa is home to a remarkably diverse array of architectural styles from colonial to postmodern. Architects as well known as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry have left their mark in the state alongside prairie homesteaders. Today, a greater emphasis is being placed on eco-friendly architecture, as evidenced by the upswing in LEED-certified buildings. The Daily Palette is proud to present a wide variety of Iowa architecture from many eras and movements.

Find more information at aiaiowa.org.

Equitable Building, Des Moines, 1923

This Des Moines building has Gothic Revival style features that were common in the nineteenth century.  Constructed primarily of brick, granite and terracotta provide numerous details.

photo courtesy of IowaArchitecture.org

The Daily Palette Vintage: This page was originally published on March 2, 2010.


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