ABOUT THE ART COLLECTION

Since the age of the locomotive, Kansas City has been a crossroads of imagination. In 1972, the aesthetic footprint of mid-America was elevated with the building of Arrowhead Stadium. American sports pioneer Lamar Hunt built an architectural masterpiece that has become a cultural icon in the region. A work of art in its own right, Arrowhead’s tradition of design and ingenuity continues today.

So much a piece of the cultural fabric that is Kansas City, Arrowhead Stadium underwent a massive renovation in 2010 while many of its decades-old stadium counterparts were being deemed obsolete. This revitalization not only maintained the beautiful architectural styling of the original design, but also introduced new opportunities and avenues for the organization to offer programs that engage the community year-round.

As part of these efforts, the Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs introduced plans to install an art collection at Arrowhead Stadium. The program is designed to celebrate regional art while providing educational opportunities and engaging the community in a way that touches individuals of all ages and walks of life. Sharron Hunt, a member of the founding family of the Chiefs and Lamar Hunt’s only daughter, serves as Chairwoman of the program.

A call for artists was issued to the surrounding region including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas, inviting interested artists to submit examples of their work to be considered for inclusion in the Arrowhead Art Collection. A committee made up of representatives from the Chiefs and leading members of the Kansas City business and arts communities, has reviewed the submissions and assembled a world-class collection of artwork.

Thirty-seven pieces of art have been installed to date and plans are underway for additional installations. The Chiefs have introduced an educational program that will give children ages 8-12 the opportunity to visit Arrowhead and learn about art with a curriculum that mirrors the Common Core standards in both Missouri and Kansas.

The Hunt Family would like to express sincere gratitude to the Kansas City Chiefs Arts Council for their invaluable contributions to the Arrowhead Art Collection:

Dr. Jacqueline Chanda - Former President, Kansas City Art Institute
Dr. Mary Cohen - Chair, Barton & Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust
Catherine Futter - Senior Curator of Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum
Jan Leonard - SVP & managing director of Fine Art Management Services, UMB Bank
Barbara O’Brien - Executive Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Julián Zugazagoitia - Director and CEO, Nelson-Atkins Museum

Also a special thanks to Paul Dorrell, for his tremendous insights and support in the development of the Arrowhead Art Collection.

Tours of the Arrowhead Art Collection are available by reservation.

ART COLLECTION ARTISTS

Norman Akers

Norman Akers

Born: Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1958

Okesa II, 2010
Oil on panel

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Philomene Dosek Bennett

Philomene Dosek Bennett

Born: Lincoln, Nebraska 1935

Heartland Abundance, 2013
Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas

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NedRa Bonds

NedRa Bonds

Born: Kansas City, Kansas, 1948

Connecting Threads, 2014
Quilt

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Allan Chow

Allan Chow

Born: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1979

Musing by the River, 2013
Oil with Palette Knife on Canvas

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Louis Copt

Louis Copt

Born: Emporia, Kansas, 1949

Burn at the Flying W Ranch, 2018
Oil on Canvas

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Matthew Dehaemers

Matthew Dehaemers

Born: Leawood, Kansas 1973

To The Power of Twelve, 2013
Osage Orange milled wood and branches, aluminum gussets, dichroic film, plexi-glass, paint

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Mark English

Mark English

Born: Hubbard, Texas, 1933

War Paint, 2013
Oil on Canvas

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Phil Epp

Phil Epp

Born: Henderson, Nebraska 1949

Open Spaces, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas

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José Faus

José Faus

Born: Bucaramanga, Colombia

The Unbearable Lightness, 2004
Oil Marker on Varnished Acrylic

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Kristin Goering

Kristin Goering

Born: Newton, Kansas 1970

100 Year Flood, 2015
Acrylic on Panel

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Lisa J. Grossman

Lisa J. Grossman

Born: Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 1967

Prairie River Winding, 2013
Oil on Canvas

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Bryan Haynes

Bryan Haynes

Born: Kirkwood, Missouri 1959

Missouri Character, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas

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Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko

Born: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, 1942

Horizon, 2013
Hand built and glazed ceramic on stainless steel table

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Dierk Van Keppel

Dierk Van Keppel

Born: Kansas City, Missouri 1965

Endeavor, 2013
Blown Fused Glass, Stainless Steel

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Jenny Kruger

Jenny Kruger

Born: Salt Lake City, Utah, 1982

Home, 2014
India Ink on Birch Panel

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Karen Kunc

Karen Kunc

Born: Omaha, Nebraska, 1952

Aqua Alta Series, 2011
Woodcut, Watercolor, Wax

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Tim Liddy

Tim Liddy

Born: Dearborn, Michigan 1963

Circa Series, 2014
Enamel and oil on copper

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Anne Lindberg

Anne Lindberg

Born: Iowa City, Iowa 1962

Field Cloud, 2013
Stainless Steel Wire, Pine, Acrylic Paint

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Marilyn Mahoney

Marilyn Mahoney

Born: Kansas City, Missouri

Home of the Brave, 2013
Graphite, Acrylic, Ink, Spray paint, and Mylar on paper

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Adolfo Gustavo Martinez

Adolfo Gustavo Martinez

Born: Kansas City, Missouri

Sofa Azteca, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas

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Wilbur Niewald

Wilbur Niewald

Born: Kansas City, Missouri, 1925

Red Landscape IV, 1960
Oil on Canvas

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Elliott Norquist

Elliott Norquist

Born: Kansas City, Missouri 1946

Rivals, 2013
Painted Steel

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Beth Nybeck

Beth Nybeck

Born: Dubuque, Iowa 1987

Unfettered, 2015
Aluminum

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Noppadol Paothong

Noppadol Paothong

Born: Bangkok, Thailand 1973

Greater Prairie Chicken Series
Archival print

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Charlie Podrebarac

Charlie Podrebarac

Born: Kansas City, Kansas 1958

Panorama of the Plains, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas

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Lonnie Powell

Lonnie Powell

Born: Kansas City, Missouri 1941

Bluerooming, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas

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Robert Quackenbush

Robert Quackenbush

Born: Clifton, New Jersey

“So…What Holds Up Your Sky?” (#87)
Mixed Medium on Canvas

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Dan Rizzie

Dan Rizzie

Born: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1951

Hawthorn, 2014
Acrylic enamel and collage on canvas

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Mike Savage

Mike Savage

Born: Kansas City, Kansas 1958

Bessie Joe, 2017
Acrylic on Fiberglass Cow

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Jay Shinn

Jay Shinn

Born: Magnolia, Arkansas, 1957

Windows of the World, 2018
Neon and Sintra Panels

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Mike Sinclair

Mike Sinclair

Born: Kansas City, Missouri, 1952

Fairgrounds, Parks & Community Gatherings, 1995 - 2013
Pigment ink prints

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Jesse William Arthur Small

Jesse William Arthur Small

Born: Big Sur, California 1974

Infinite Aspirations, 2013
Steel, Aluminum

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Francisco Souto

Francisco Souto

Born: Mérida, Venezuela, 1973

Large Horizontal Prairie # 5, 2014
Graphite and acrylic on paper

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Susan White

Susan White

Born: Dublin, Georgia, 1949

Bale, 2014
Pyrograph on paper

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Ken Worley

Ken Worley

Born: St. Louis, Missouri, 1942

Rockwoods VII.13, 2014
Oilstick on canvas

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Chiefs Kingdom: Arrowhead Art Collection

A sneak peek at the art and artists that make up the Arrowhead Art Collection