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Wind Organ , 1989

by Douglas Hollis

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: West; 132nd and Fort, small hill at Standing Bear Lake Go north on 132nd about 7/10's of a mile, turn into Gate 4, proceed about 6/10's of a mile to the sculpture site-across from playground and picnic area.

Owner: City of Omaha


WO!ven , 2007

by Mary Zicafoose

 

Mediums: Steel, Fiberglass

Location: Mid-Town; Memorial Park 6005 Underwood Avenue....located near Dodge Street near pedestrian bridge

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: O! Public Art Project

Additional Information: Purchased by Ted and Lisa Schwab and donated to the City of Omaha. The sculpture is primal and graphic, extremely textural, strong and durable, yet contrastingly delicate and whimsical. “wO!ven” is a strong metaphor for acknowledging process and diversity within the Omaha community. Installation of the O! was a group effort –Omaha Public Power (disconnect power line); Omaha Public Works Department (barricades and street closure); Davis Erection Company (delivered the sculpture and put in place); great crew and the artist provided refreshments.


Woman with Child

by Jonathan Haschka

 

Mediums: Concrete

Location: Downtown; Bemis Park near 32and and Cuming

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The Bemis Park Neighborhood Association funded a walkway/planter bed near this piece in 2002.


World War I Veteran Memorial , 1937

by Unknown

 

Mediums: Marble

Location: Mid-Town; Turner Park, at the corner of Farnam Street and Turner Boulevard

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Omaha largest remaining World War I memorial honors the memory of those who served in World’s War 1917-1918. The memorial was financed by the Omaha chapter of the America War Mothers. It was built by the federal Works Projects Administration (WPA) during President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration. The mothers began planning the memorial in the 1920’s but didn’t raise all the money until 1937. According to historian Howard Hamilton, the stars at the arch of the structure were painted blue for Living Veterans, silver for the Disabled, and gold for the Deceased. The memorial was dedicated November 1937. The Mothers also planted 12 elms in the park. Friends of the Parks (under direction of architect Gary Bowen, BVH) organized restoration of the memorial in 1994 and rededicated the site November 1 that year. The landscape surrounding the memorial was redesigned in 2009 as part of the Mutual of Omaha Midtown Crossing development.


World War II 50th Anniversary Heartland Memorial , 1996

by John Lajba

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Downtown; Heartland of America Park, 8th & Farnam Streets

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: This memorial honors those Americans who left the security of their country and loved ones to protect the freedoms and human rights of all people. The memorial depicts the following four scenes: Returning Soldier with Children Rosie the Riveter Young Boy Gathering Scrap Metal Farm Family with Folded Flag Thousands of paving bricks line the walks at the memorial site. Bricks were donated at $25 each to help fund the memorial. Bricks are engraved with a name or message that remembers a loved one or friend, a fallen veteran, a memory of a special time or place. The final group of bricks was placed October 1998.


World War II Veterans Memorial , dedicated 1948

by Leo Daly

 

Mediums: Bronze, Marble, Concrete

Location: Mid-Town; Memorial Park, 6005 Underwood Ave. Just south of the Rose Gardens

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The monument is a hollow shell with about 8-inch thick concrete walls. The names of the men and women from Omaha and Douglas County, who died while in service, are on bronze plates attached to the colonnades. In May 1948, the Memorial Park Association paid $112,450 for the site and presented it to the City of Omaha. It was the first time thousands of area residents contributed to a public improvement. No city, county, state or federal funds were used. President Harry S. Truman gave the dedication message on June 5, 1948. A bronze plaque commemorates that event.


York , 2004

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze, Stone

Location: Downtown; Near the "Airport, Waiting Turnout" located on the west side of Carter Lake. Exactly west off the "ON Airport Economy Parking" sign

Owner: City of Omaha

Series: Lewis & Clark Icon Sculpture Project

Additional Information: “York” is one of nine Lewis & Clark Icon Sculptures located in Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River. The sculptures feature artistic interpretations of the Corps of Discovery Expedition to explain the River’s story and existing culture of this area. This exhibit theme is “The Struggle for Survival” and “They Call Me York” His name was York: The story of Clark’s slave York, his experiences with expedition member, encounters with the Indians and history after the expedition. Artwork will be replicated in bronze and re-installed May 2010


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