The Shuttlecocks 20 Years Later: From Controversy To Icon
When the Shuttlecocks, created by Claes Oldenburg and Coojse van Bruggen, were installed on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 20 years ago they drew a lot of attention. Public feelings about the art were at times "vicious," says Marc Wilson, former director of the museum. Some felt the Shuttlecocks made a mockery of the stately building behind them and couldn't be considered art.
On Wednesday's Central Standard we explore how the Shuttlecocks transformed from a controversy into an icon of Kansas City identity.