Friendship Circle (sculpture)

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Friendship Circle
Public Art (Multnomah County, Oregon scenic images) (mulDA0081).jpg
The sculpture in 2007
Year1990 (1990)
MediumStainless steel, digital audio
LocationPortland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°31′35″N 122°40′13″W / 45.526509°N 122.67034°W / 45.526509; -122.67034Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 122°40′13″W / 45.526509°N 122.67034°W / 45.526509; -122.67034

Friendship Circle is a collaborative art installation by American artist Lee Kelly and musician Michael Stirling, located in Portland, Oregon's Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in the United States. The installation features a stainless steel sculpture with two 20-foot towers, designed by Kelly, and a 35-minute score composed by Stirling. It celebrates the sister city relationship between Portland and Sapporo, Japan.

Description and history[edit]

Friendship Circle was commissioned and installed in 1990.[1][2] According to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, which administers the work, the sculpture's two structures measure 22 feet (6.7 m) × 8 feet (2.4 m) and 24 feet (7.3 m) × 9 feet (2.7 m), respectively.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Friendship circle". Regional Arts & Culture Council. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Friendship Circle, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved February 24, 2014.

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