It is hard to believe it’s been ten years since the Art Center and the City of Des Moines opened the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the Western Gateway. Since its opening, we have seen it contribute to the cultural, educational, social, and economic transformation of the city.

I will never forget my phone call from John Pappajohn in March 2007 when he told me that he and Mary would like to give the Art Center their collection of sculptures for placement in the newly opened Western Gateway Park.

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