Join us this spring for these exciting events, programs and classes.

Ferment Event!


Friday, April 29
6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
FREE, tickets required

Celebrate the installation of Roxy Paine's Ferment with a performance of Dendroids
for Viola
, a new composition by Dr. Mara Gibson of the UMKC Conservatory of
Music and Dance. Immediately following, Director Julián Zugazagoitia sits down for
a lively discussion with Martin Friedman, Hall Family Foundation consultant for the
Kansas City Sculpture Park, in whose honor Ferment was gifted.


New for Families!


Listen to Trees and Learn about Sculpture
Saturday, April 30–Sunday, May 1
1–4 p.m., both days | FREE

This program features informal looking and hands-on activities for families. No need to sign up! We will celebrate a new installation in the Kansas City Sculpture Park and discover how to "listen" to trees!


Youth Studio Class


Supersized!
Ages 6–8
10:00 a.m.–Noon or 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Saturdays, April 2–May 21
$120/$150

Think BIG as you create drawings, paintings and sculptures that are "larger than life."
Discover artists, such as Claude Monet, Claes Oldenburg and Roxy Paine, who were
inspired to create super-sized art!


Dendroids Emerging


Dance Performance
The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company
Sunday, May 1
1–2 p.m., repeated 3 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium

Celebrate Roxy Paine's Ferment with the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company as they offer a performance infused with intensity and transformation. Selections include a special commission choreographed by Mary Pat Henry and inspired by Ferment where dancers seemingly "grow" through lifts and kinetic movement.

Friday Night Fun


Branch Out!
Ages 6–12, with adult
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Friday, May 13
Cost is $40 per adult-child pair. Discount for members.

Look up to see the Museum's new outdoor sculpture, a 56–foot–tall tree form crafted
from stainless steel by Roxy Paine. Imagine and design your own tree sculpture
working with wire and other materials.


The Nature of Roxy Paine


Presentation
Friday, June 24
6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium

Author Michael Crewdson will talk about the natural inspirations that drive internationally celebrated artist Roxy Paine to create works like Ferment. His talk will explore the wild side of Paine—discussing the microbial, fungal and arboreal obsessions of the artist.

Family Festival: Ferment!


Sunday, July 17
1–4 p.m.
FREE

Mark your calendars for an amazing afternoon of family-friendly activities! The annual Kansas City Sculpture Park summer celebration will feature a brilliant 56—foot sculpture installation (Roxy Paine's Ferment), a commissioned performance by Owen/Cox Dance Group and programming related to conservation and the natural environment.