Friendship Circle

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Friendship Circle
Public Art (Multnomah County, Oregon scenic images) (mulDA0081).jpg
The sculpture in 2007
Friendship Circle is located in Portland, Oregon
Friendship Circle
Friendship Circle
Location in Portland, Oregon
Year 1990 (1990)
Type Sculpture
Medium Stainless steel, digital audio
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°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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