Discover Art in Overland Park
Discover Art in Overland Park
Overland Park’s Public Art Master Plan guides when, where and what type of art will be installed. Enjoy the sculpture collection as you walk, run, cycle and drive in Overland Park.
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 could be developed on the site.
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 25 pieces to view.
A Great Place to Land by Gary KahleThis sculpture of stylized birds in flight marks the entrance to downtown and the site of a historic airfield. Media: Stainless Steel. Donated in part by Friends of OP Arts.
William B. Strang by Kwan WuMr. Strang watches the sun rise over the city he founded. A small fob of his first streetcar, the Ogerita, dangles from his pocket watch chain. Media: Bronze
Song of Tomorrow by Kwan WuCommissioned to recognize the historic import of the area and the modern concerts that fill this park, this sculpture strikes the right chord.
Blackbird by Larry YoungBlackbird landed at City Hall in 2011, created by Larry Young of Columbia, Missouri, a former Olympic medalist and preeminent sculptor.
Pierced Sky by Matthew KirbyThe 18-foot tall steel, glass and aluminum sculpture was inspired by physics theories and is a tribute to the late Barton Cohen. Media: Steel, Glass, Aluminum.
Soaring by Dennis SmithTo artist Dennis Smith, a representation of a child is a metaphor for life. Soaring, is a joyous reflection of the lively play that fills Roe Park. Media: Bronze.
Spirit of Dick Molamphy by Arlie RegierCreated by the renowned Arlie Regier, this is a tribute to Dick Molamphy, the executive vice president of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce from 1967 to 1984. Media: Stainless Steel.
Converge by Steven RichardsonMeant to celebrate the purpose of the Convention Center where people come together, this piece by Steven Richardson is mounted in the central circle drive. Media: Stainless Steel and Cor-ten Steel.
Hybrid Circle by Devin Laurence FieldThis stainless steel sculpture is located in the center of the City Place development and was installed in the Spring of 2016.
Shim Sham Shimmy by David StromeyerShim Sham Shimmy, an 18-foot high, 26-foot diameter sculpture of painted steel, references the area's importance in jazz development and is named for a dance. Media: Painted Steel.
Remembering by Charles GoslinGoslin created this larger than life soldier and field cross to honor those who served in the Korean War. Media: Bronze.
Overland Park 9/11 Memorial by Mike ChristianerBuilt entirely with private donations, the 9/11 Memorial was built to remember and honor the victims and educate visitors about the tragic events and heroic efforts of Sept. 11, 2001, a day in the nation's history that will forever be remembered.
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