Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
25th Anniversary

The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park is as much a part of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as the art it contains. This beautiful, four-season oasis in Kansas City is a destination for art and cultural activities, the perfect setting for picnics and photographers, a spot for family fun and pick-up games of football, and an inspiring place to practice yoga, take a walk, or lie in the sun.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the park, we're kicking off a six-month celebration. Be sure to join us for all the fun!

photo contest

25th Anniversary Photo Contest


It's a Snap
Have you taken any fabulous photos in the park? Enter our photo contest for a chance to win a Canon Powershot digital camera. LEARN MORE & ENTER

Or tag your photos with #artpark25 on social media to share your experience. Tagging photos will not enter you in the photo contest.

September

Plains in the Park

Plains in the Park

Sunday, September 21
Noon–4 p.m.

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Celebrate the opening of the international exhibition The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky with performances by Haskell Indian Nations University Dancers, hands-on activities and demonstrations by artists.

Nellie Two Bear Gates, (MahpiyaBogawin, Gathering of Clouds Woman), 1854-?, Lakota(Teton Sioux), Standing Rock Reservation, North or South Dakota. Valise, 1903. Commercial and native tanned leather, glass beads, metal, 9 1/2 x 15 inches. The Hirschfield Family Collection, Courtesy of Berte and Alan Hirschfield.

October

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

Saturday, October 11
1–4 p.m.

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Enjoy our final event of the 25th Anniversary celebration with your furry friends. Snap pics of your pups for our photo contest, decorate a doggie bandana and explore a dog-friendly version of Glass Labyrinth.


Tony Cragg, English (b. 1949). Turbo (foreground), 2001 and Ferryman (background), 1997. Bronze, 66 7/8 x 66 7/8 x 66 7/8 inches; 54 1/8 x 64 15/16 x 98 7/16 inches. Purchase: acquired through the generosity of the Hall Family Foundation, 2001.26.2; 2001.26.1. Photo by Shirley Harryman.

Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Photo by Michele Boeckholt.

Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Photo by Jeff Nightingale.

Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Photo by Michele Boeckholt.

Photo by Don Ipock.

The Picnic Project, Annual Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park Celebration: Hand Built!, Sunday, July 15, 2012.

Mark Di Suvero, American (b. China, 1933). Rumi, 1991. Steel with paint, 288 x 105 inches. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, F99-33/5.

Tony Cragg, English (b. 1949). Ferryman, 1997. Bronze, 4 feet 6 1/8 inches x 5 feet 4 15/16 inches x 8 feet 2 7/16 inches. Purchase: acquired through the generosity of the Hall Family Foundation, 2001.26.1. Photo by Bob Greenspan.

Robert Morris's Glass Labyrinth


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Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park

Live view from our rooftop camera

Spencer Art Reference Library Reading Guide

In celebration of the sculpture park's twenty-fifth anniversary, this resource guide provides visitors with a history of the sculpture park, further information about the artists and sculpture represented in the collection as well as an opportunity to explore sculpture parks around the world.

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