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Pioneer Courage Park , 2003-2009

by Blair Buswell; Edward Fraughton

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Downtown; 14th Street and Capitol

Owner: First National Bank

Additional Information: In conjunction with the Spirit of Nebraska Wilderness Park, the gateway into Omaha's central business district is transformed into the Gateway of the West with this one-of-a-kind tribute to the people who settled this great land. Pioneer Courage is an homage to the bravery, courage and entrepreneurial spirit that defined a generation and left an indelible impact on the American culture. Pioneer Courage Park is the result of the first collaboration between Utah sculptors Blair Buswell and Edward Fraughton. When the pioneers first traversed Nebraska, they would have seen a wild expanse spreading out before them, with no man-made object to obstruct their view.


Prairie Moon

by Paul Konchagulian

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown; Northeast corner of the intersection of 20th and Vinton Streets.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The Omaha Public Art Commission unanimously approved Omaha by Design's sculpture project at their October 12th, 2016 meeting and accepted the work into the City of Omaha’s Public Art Collection.


Prairie Sun

by Paul Konchagulian

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown; On the north side of Vinton Street, between 15th and 16th Streets.

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: The Omaha Public Art Commission unanimously approved Omaha by Design's sculpture project at their October 12th, 2016 meeting and accepted the work into the City of Omaha’s Public Art Collection.


Praxis , 1981

by Dan Peragine

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown; Hanscom Park 32nd and Woolworth Avenues

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: Commissioned for the Nebraska Sculpture Garden through the state’s One Percent for Art Program. Sandblasted 1/2" Steel Plate Construction


Scrolls , 2012

by Matt Babe; Gerard Pefung; Walker Greene; John Anderson

 

Mediums: Mural, Aerosol

Location: Downtown; W Dale Clark Library 215 South 15th Street

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: These murals were created by local high school students under the guidance of professional mentors from the Kent Bellows Studio.


Sculpture of General Crook , 2002

by Michael Knudson

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Downtown, Metropolitan Community College; Northwest side of the Fort Omaha Campus (north 30th and Fort Streets) between the General Crook House and the Douglas County Historical Building

Owner: Metropolitain Community College


South Omaha Sound Field , 2008

by Jamie Burmeister

 

Mediums: Steel

Location: Downtown, Metropolitan Community College; South Omaha Library located at 2808 Q Street, adjacent to Metropolitan Community College

Owner: City of Omaha

Additional Information: South Omaha Sound Field is an interactive public art piece commissioned by the City of Omaha and Metropolitan Community College for the new South Omaha Library. The sculpture was inspired by the diverse immigrant heritages, old and new, that make up South Omaha. When viewers interact with sensors on each of the seven pieces, the sculpture plays music. The experience of the piece changes depending upon how the viewers interact with it. All controls are housed inside the library for climate control and safety. South Omaha Sound Field was inspired by the diverse immigrant heritages, old and new, that make up the South Omaha population, including Eastern European, Hispanic, Sudanese and others.


Speak Up For Small Farms , 2010

by Adelina Castro; Bill Watson

 

Mediums: Mural, Mixed Media

Location: Downtown; Grain Silo 3417 Vinton Street Omaha, NE

Owner: Emerging Terrain

Series: Stored Potential

Additional Information: The artists encourage support for smaller scale agriculture with the banner, “Speak Up for Small Farms.” Conceived as a ‘landscape’ of political activism, their banner is a quilt of 539 colored hexagons with each swatch indicating a Senate or Congressional district and enjoining them with the printed statement, “Speak Up for Small Farms.” When installed, the banner will represent a roll call of those who have the power to change the way we legislate and regulate farming in the United States. After exhibition at four locations in Nebraska, the banner will be harvested by a regional group of farmers, and each hexagon will be detached and mailed to the designated US Senator, Member of The House of Representatives, and host cities Mayor.


Spirit of Nebraska Wilderness Park , completed in 2007

by Kent Ullberg

 

Mediums: Bronze, Stainless Steel

Location: Downtown; Incorporates all 4 corners of 16th and Dodge Intersection. Provides integral link between Pioneer Courage with Spirit of Nebraska Wilderness Parks from Capitol Ave, South on 15th to Dodge.

Owner: First National Bank

Additional Information: In tandem with Pioneer Courage Park , this park features over 50 Canada geese, larger than life, weighing approximately 200 pounds each. Kent Ullberg's Spirit of Nebraska Wilderness seeks to recreate the experience and the impact of Western expansion with this tranquil setting.


St. John's Fountain , 1993

by Grant Kenner

 

Mediums: Stainless Steel

Location: Downtown, Creighton University; Creighton University 2500 California

Owner: Creighton University


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