Art & Sculpture at the Arboretum

Permanent Collection

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is home to a growing collection of sculpture and hosts numerous events featuring the arts throughout the year. The permanent art collection features artists from throughout the United States. Don’t miss sitting with Monsieur Monet for a few minutes in the Monet Garden or spotting Scoundrel in the Legacy Garden and Copper Hopper Chopper flying above the Children’s Discovery Garden. Enjoy temporary art and sculpture exhibits throughout the year.

Exhibits and Art Events

Check the calendar for exact dates and times. All exhibits are free with admission to the gardens.

  • Felted Forms: Masking the Forest – February 9 – March 31, 2019
  • Stems Plein Air Paint – May 18-30, 2019 [entry fee required to paint]
  • Whirlwind: Art in Motion – through September 30, 2019

U.S. – Chinese Sculpture Collection

Internationally renowned sculptor and Olathe resident Kwan Wu approached the City of Overland Park in 2010 about establishing a location for a US-Chinese cultural exchange sculpture collection.

The City Council agreed to accept and host the collection in temporary space at the Arboretum until a permanent home can be built on the site of Kemper Farm adjacent to the Arboretum as part of the Growing to Inspire Arboretum enhancement plans.

Chinese artists and benefactors contributed the art. The International Sculpture Foundation funded the shipment of the sculptures from China and the cultural exchange activities held when they were installed at the Arboretum from 2011 to 2013.

To tour the collection, begin your walk just south of the EEVC. There are 23 pieces to view.

Felted Forms: Wool in the Woods
Stems Plein Air Paint & Plein Air Art Fair
Enchanted Forest
Whirlwind: Art in Motion

Visit Us

8909 W. 179th St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
$3.00 Age 13+
$1.00 Age 6-12
Free Age 5 and younger

Always free for members of Friends of the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is open 7 days a week, all year long.

Summer Hours:
April 1 - August 31, the Arboretum will be open:
Early on Wednesdays, 7am-5pm
Late on Thursdays, 9am-8pm

The Arboretum will close at noon on Saturday, June 24.

Holiday Hours:
The Arboretum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
New Year's Day will be open 9am - 2pm

Free Admission Days 2023 - First Tuesday of each month:
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 5
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm