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Kansas City Sculpture Park

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 Art
Tel: (816) 561- 4000
Fax: (816) 561-7154
web site: or

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 hours.

List of Artists who works are on view (in alphabetical order)
Magdalena Abakanowicz
Alexander Calder
Barbara Hepworth
Gaston Lachaise
Jacques Lipchitz
Henry Moore
Isamu Noguchi
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Pierre-August Renior
August Rodin
Ursula von Rydingsvard
George Segal
Joel Shapiro
Judith Shea
Mark di Suvero

Special Exhibitions
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.

George Segal


Judith Shea


Henry Moore


Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen


Magdalena Abakanowicz

Mark di Suervo

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