Art Course Design

Art Course features nine hole designs that present a fresh interpretation of works of art in the museum’s collection. The nine were selected from 75 proposals submitted by students, architects, designers, and others interested in imagining a playable experience in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park.

Learn more about the artists and their designs in their own words.

Art Course Designers

Front row: Jake Hudson, Brett Payton, Parker Story, Lisa Campbell Ernst, Kelly Batcheller-Mummey, Andrew Wilson. Back row: Jesse James Crupper, Richard Farnan, John Glessner, Lee Ernst.

Jawbreaker Machine
Inspired by: Wayne Thiebaud, Jawbreaker Machine, 1963
Designer: Lisa Campbell Ernst

Jawbreaker by Wayne Thiebaud Design for golf hole

Inspired by: Luis Tomasello, Chromoplastic Mural, 2011
Designer: Andrew Wilson

Design for golf hole Chromoplastic Mural by Luis Tomasello

Le Partie d’Artgolf
Inspired by: Edouard Manet, The Croquet Party, 1871
Designer: Richard Farnan

The Croquet Party by Edouard Manet Design by Richard Farnan

Inspired by: Evelyn Hofer, Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966
Designers: Jacob Hodson & Jesse Crupper

Design for golf hole

Heaven Putt Hell
Inspired by: Marsden Hartley, Himmel, circa 1914-1915
Designer: Parker Story

Himmel by Marsden Hartley Design for golf hole

Rose with Gray
Inspired by: Vasily Kandinsky, Rose with Gray, 1924
Designer: John Glessner

Design for golf hole Kandsinsky Rose with Gray

The Mischievous Dragon
Inspired by: Chinese, Vase, 1426-1435
Designer: Kelly Batcheller-Mummey

Ming VaseDesign for golf hole

Inspired by: Mark Di Suvero, Rumi, 1991
Designer: Brett Payton

Design for golf hole Rumi by Mark Di Suvero

Nelson-Atkins Campus
Inspired by: Grounds of the Nelson-Atkins
Designer: Lee Ernst

Nelson-Atkins campus Design for golf hole

Images: Wayne Thiebaud, American, (b. 1920.) Jawbreaker Machine, 1963. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Glenn through the Friends of Art. Luis Tomasello, Argentinian. (b. 1915). Chromoplastic Mural, 2011. Bass wood and acrylic paint. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund, 2011.59. Photo by Tiffany Matson. Edouard Manet, French, (1832-1883). The Croquet Party, 1871. Oil on canvas. Gift of Henry W. and Marion H. Bloch, 2015.13.11. Evelyn Hofer, German, (1937–2009). Girl with Bicycle, Dublin 1966. Dye transfer print. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation. Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943, Himmel, ca. 1914-1915 Oil on canvas. Gift of the Friends of Art. Wassily Kandinsky, Russian, 1866-1944, Rose with Gray, 1924. Oil on pulpboard. Gift of the Friends of Art. Vase, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust. Mark di Suvero (American, born 1933). Rumi, 1991. Medium: Steel with paint. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation. Photo of Nelson-Atkins campus: Don Ipock.