Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park is a 22-acre oasis of park land in the middle of an urban setting. Designed by internationally recognized architects Dan Kiley and Jaquelin Robertson, the Sculpture Park opened in 1989. It contains over 30 sculptures, primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Explore the Sculpture Park online with our new interactive feature where you can learn about the sculptures, the artists, the history and even the plants in the Park.
Audioguides of the Park are available at the Museum. Pick one up when you come to visit. It’s like having your own private tour!
The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park is free and open to the public year-round during daylight hours. Bring a picnic lunch if you like. Wheelchair-accessible entrances are located at the northeast, northwest and southeast corners, at three points along Oak Street and from the Bloch Building.
The Sculpture Park is a collaboration of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Hall Family Foundation and The Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. It is a project of the Museum’s Modern Sculpture Initiative, a program formally launched in 1992 with the goal of establishing the Nelson-Atkins as an international center for modern sculpture. You also will find modern sculpture inside the Museum.
Modern Sculpture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: An Anniversary Celebration (1999) is the most complete source of information to date about the modern and contemporary sculptures at the Museum. Featured are essays by the Museum's fomer Chief Curator Deborah Emont Scott, and Martin Friedman, director emeritus of the Walker Art Center. The color-illustrated paperback is available in the Museum Store.