Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas

4525, Oak Street
Kansas City,
Missouri 64111-1873 USA

Tel. +1 - 816 - 751 12 78 (recorded information)
Tel. +1 - 816 - 561 40 00 (administrative offices)

Curator: Valerie Zell

The museum is housed in a 1933 neoclassical building designed by Wight and Wight of Kansas.

The 17-acre Kansas City Sculpture Park is home to the largest collection of monumental bronze sculptures by Henry Moore outside England.

Located on the Museumís southeast terrace, the E. F. Pierson Sculpture Garden features seven works by late 19th- and early 20th-century artists, including Auguste Rodin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Jacques Lipchitz.

There are currently two items by Rodin in this collection:

   Adam, 1880, bronze, 77" h (55-70)

   Study for "The Sailor", 1874/75, wax, , 14-1/2" h   

  The book Modern Sculpture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: An Anniversary Celebration features essays by Deborah Emont Scott, the Museumís chief curator, and Martin Friedman, director emeritus of the Walker Art Center. The color-illustrated paperback sells for $19.95 and is available in the Nelson-Atkinsí Bookstore.


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