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Virgin Mary , 1957

 

Mediums: Stone

Location: Mid-Town; Creighton Preparatory High School, 7400 Western Ave Located on the South-west side of Creighton Prep, directly outside in the public accessible courtyard by the "Jesuit Community Residences.

Owner: Creighton Prep High School


Virgin Mary

 

Mediums: Marble

Location: Mid-Town; St, Margaret Mary School 123 North 61st Street

Owner: St. Margaret Mary's Church


Voices of Freedom , 2008

by Littleton Alston

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; Skinner Magnet School 4304 Ames Located directly outside the front door on the east lawn

Owner: Omaha Public Schools

Additional Information: The base of the sculpture is in the shape of a pyramid, symbolizing African achievement and a universal wonder of the world. It embodies Skinner school images, which makes reference to education being the foundation of society. Each panel on the base depicts a segment of the school; the arts, technology, administration, and the classical profile portrait of Dr. Skinner. The figures in the sculpture are on a journey through time. Freedom from slavery and oppression move the lower figures upward. Dr. Skinner is holding the book of history and from its pages spring figures representing the struggle for freedom. Harriet Tubman spreads her hands above the suffering slave to gather him onto the Underground Railroad. The large busts of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln represent the true vision and struggle to right a nation’s sins. But once the Civil War began and the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves, families (fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, grandparents) sought out each other. The woman and child being lifted by the freed man represent this. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry soldier holding the flag represents the Civil War. The soldier from World War I represents the Harlem Hell Fighters who were decorated for heroism in battles across Europe. They were fighting and dying for freedoms they themselves did not have in America. Onward and upward the jazz musician holding the trumpet represents the post war era. He also represents celebration as in Gabriel blowing the horn. At the apex of the sculpture is Dr. Martin Luther King, the modern day Moses. Dr. King gathered people on the Washington Mall as we remember his “I Have A Dream” speech. Arising into the air is a woman with a newborn child holding the future to the sky in hope that this child’s life would never experience the pain of the past.


Waiting , 2002

by Yanna Ramaeker

 

Mediums: Fiberglass, Paint

Location: Mid-Town; 3131 South 72nd Street, on the west side of the building

Owner: Ronald J. Palagi

Series: J. Doe Project


Waterworks , 1993

by Alice Aycock

 

Mediums: Metal

Location: Mid-Town; UNO South Campus, Behind Peter Kewit Institute 67th and Pacific

Owner: University of Nebraska at 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 Walking , 2006

by William Corbin

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Mid-Town; College of St. Mary's 7000 Mercy Road Sits atop garden area round about

Owner: College of St. Mary's


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 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.


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