HI awards $3000 to Des Moines Art Center

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $3000 to Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. Des Moines Art Center for educational guide brochures for the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park located in downtown Des Moines.  The park is free and open to the public.  The brochures are to be completed and available to the public by early spring 2010 at the latest.  Once completed, two weather/waterproof brochure holders will be placed on the Northeast and Southwest entrances.

According to the Museum Education Director Jill Featherstone, the educational guide brochures will improve the overall experience of the park and offer greater accessibility to all visitors.

“Our organization is pleased to support Des Moines’ bold outdoor museum with accompanying and interpretive educational material,” said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi, “it’s a fun and contemplative use of urban landscape and public philanthropy.”

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.