Kansas City Sculpture Park
at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-1873 USA
Contact: Dr. Leesa Fanning, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary
Tel: (816) 561- 4000
Fax: (816) 561-7154
web site: www.nelson-atkins.org
A collaboration of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The
Hall Family Foundation, the 17-acre Kansas City Sculpture Park opened
in 1989 and provides an outdoor venue for enjoying art in an urban, lanscaped
park. Located on the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Park is
home to a remarkable collection of sculptures by many of the finest modern
and contemporary artists, including the largest collection of monumental
bronze sculptures by Henry Moore outside his home country of England.
It was the acquisition of this collection that prompted the formation
of the sculpture park. Other gifts or long term loans have subsequently
been added, and the collection now includes works by a number of major
modern artists, including the first outdoor sculpture commissioned for
the Nelson- Atkins , the four part Shuttlecocks by Claes Oldenburg and
Coosje van Bruggen. The park also features works by Magdalena Abankanowicz,
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Joel Shapiro, George Segal, Mark di Suvero, Judith
Shea and others. Additional outdoor sculptures in the sculpture park can
be seen in the Elmer F. Pierson Sculpture Garden on the Museums Southeast
Terrace, a secluded garden opened in 1972 that includes works by Auguste
Rodin and Pierre- Auguste Renoir
The park is free and open seven days a week, year round.
The Museum is open 10a.m. to 4p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10a.m. to
9p.m., Friday; 10a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday; and 1p.m. to 5p.m., Sunday.
The Museum is closed Mondays and Major holidays.
Driving instructions are available through the museums web
site. Or visitors may call (816) 751 1ART to receive directions through
our recorded phone systems. The free parking lots for the Nelson- Atkins
are located to the north of the Museum.
A free audio guide of the Kansas City Sculpture Park is
available during Museum hours. Visitors may also take self-guided tours.
Student and adult groups may book a tour by calling (816) 751-1238
Those requesting a brochure of the sculpture park may call
the Museum's information office (816) 751 1321. The book Modern Sculpture
at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: An Anniversary Celebration is
available through the bookstore (816) 751 1242
Many educational opportunities available. Lectures, tours,
classes- are available for students and adults.
School groups are free (advance arrangements required).
Most other educational programs are free with Museum admission.
Rozelle Court Restaurant serves lunch Tuesday through Sunday
and dinner on Friday nights. The bookstore is open during regular Museum
List of Artists who works are on view (in
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Mark di Suvero
While the Kansas City Sculpture Park features a permanent collection,
special exhibition are displayed from time to time.
Loans also are featured in the Museum's sculpture garden.