The new Henry Moore Sculpture Garden, the first of its kind in the United States to be devoted to the sculptor (1898-1986), will open June 4, next door to the city's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City is now the single largest repository of Moore's work in this country.
Approximately 60 works assembled on the 17-acre project have been selected from the Hall Family Foundations' collection and are on long-term loan to the museum. The installation includes 12 monumental bronze sculptures set among plant life and walkways, working models, bronze-cast maquettes and tapestries. A Henry Moore Study Center, with bibliography and photo archive, will be established in the museum.The garden is the result of collaboration among the Hall Family Foundations, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kansas City's Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners.