Des Moines residents want Mary Miss’ Greenwood Park artwork preserved

Des Moines community members are doubling down on their calls to save a prominent outdoor art installation at Greenwood Park just as Des Moines Art Center officials announced it will start demolition next week.

Scott Rudcil says New York-based artist Mary Miss’ “world-class” art installation, “Greenwood Pond: Double Site,” has become “part of the fabric of the city.” He was one of the two community members who spoke at a Des Moines City Council meeting Monday night advocating for the community to find a way to preserve the artwork.

“I live on that street,” Rudicil said. “I see the thoroughfare of people every day, all year that go down to that park to get a breath of fresh air, to witness life — ducks and baby ducks and geese and fishing — and it’s just a gem within the city and it’s not under-used.”

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