Kansas City Sculpture Park

Visual Arts
3:49 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

The Nelson's Kansas City Sculpture Park Renamed For Donald Hall

Magdalena Abakanowicz's Standing Figures (Thirty Figures), 1994-1998.
Mark McDonald Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Kansas City Sculpture Park, the more than two dozen sculptures outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, opened in 1989. In honor of the park’s 25th anniversary in 2014, the museum will change the park’s name to reflect its roots.

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Visual Arts
12:32 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Visitors Vote on Scumak to Add to NAMA's Collection

Museum visitors Joan Newell, Jennifer Baxter, and Rachel Newell after voting for their favorite Scumaks.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Acquiring new art for a museum's permanent collection can be a complex, and sometimes political process. When the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art found out they'd be able to keep three of New York-based artist Roxy Paine's Scumak sculptures, they decided to open up the decision to the public.

Kansas City, Mo. – Acquiring new art for a museum's permanent collection can be a complex, and sometimes political process.

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Visual Arts
2:03 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Roxy Paine's 'Ferment' at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

April, 2011: The ribbon cutting ceremony of Roxy Paine's Ferment at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

The elaborately crafted Roxy Paine sculpture called Ferment resembles a 56-foot tall stainless steel tree. It's a new addition to the sculpture park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. KCUR's Laura Spencer takes a look at the New York-based artist's connections to Kansas City and the two-week installation process.

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