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The Arts
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

When Morton and Estelle Sosland joined Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to envision a new site specific work for the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, they placed a call to artist Andy Goldsworthy.  Mr. Goldsworthy visited Kansas City and presented the idea of Walking Wall, a drystone wall that is both a temporary exhibit and permanent installation, with the end of the wall moved to the beginning in sections so that it travels over time in 2019 and 2020 across the Sculpture Park. In Goldsworthy’s words:

Walking Wall would be made in the spirit of an agricultural wall, not out of nostalgia but because I want to emphasize the human dimension of the making of the wall and the connection between people and stone. I would hope that Walking Wall would be a poetic expression of change, lineage, human effort and memory.

The Sosland’s are visionaries; we thank them for the iconic Shuttlecocks by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen installed in the Sculpture Park in 1994. We look forward to experiencing Walking Wall; it is sure to be another memorable, signature art installation. For additional information about Walking Wall, please visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s website.

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