Miffy Fountain sculpture coming to downtown Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa-   Downtown Des Moines is getting another unique art sculpture.  

Miffy Fountain, by American artist Tom Sachs is going to be installed sometime next month, near 11th and Locust, close to the Des Moines Library.

The bronze work was inspired by Miffy, a small female rabbit from a series of picture books by Dutch artist Dick Bruna.   It's 10-feet tall, and tears create a fountain.

The children of the late Melva Bucksbaum are gifting the art to the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation in her memory. 

“The generous contribution from the Bucksbaum family reflects the importance of public art in our community,” said M. Jessica Rowe, director of the Public Art Foundation. “The gift allows us to present Toms Sachs’ extraordinary work of art, as well as move us closer to our goal of becoming a world-class destination for public art.”

For more information, visit: https://dsmpublicartfoundation.org/artist/tom-sachs/

(Rendering below shows future location of Miffy Fountain)


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