The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri has created an interactive art-inspired mini golf course located in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park.
‘Art Course’ features nine hole designs with a fresh interpretation of works of art in the museum’s permanent collection, including pieces by Edouard Manet, Wayne Thiebaud, and Vasily Kandinsky.
The holes were selected from 75 proposals submitted by students, architects, designers, and more. The museum partnered with A to Z Theatrical Supply and Service to fabricate each design.
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Will you get a hole in one when you play #ArtCourseKC? Our art-inspired mini golf course is open tonight until 9 p.m. Get your tickets online, through the linktree in our bio, or at our Info Desk. Friday nights there’s live music – tonight’s performer is Kian Byrne. AND you can order a picnic dinner from the Terrace Snack Bar. Museum members get a 10% discount. There’s wine, @boulevard_beer and @bettyraes ice cream too.
Here’s what art fans can see at the mini golf course:
Jawbreaker Machine – Inspired by: Wayne Thiebaud, Jawbreaker Machine, 1963
Designer: Lisa Campbell Ernst
Op-Art – Inspired by: Luis Tomasello, Chromoplastic Mural, 2011
Designer: Andrew Wilson
Le Partie d’Artgolf – Inspired by: Edouard Manet, The Croquet Party, 1871
Designer: Richard Farnan
Pedal! – Inspired by: Evelyn Hofer, Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966
Designers: Jacob Hodson & Jesse Crupper
Heaven Putt Hell – Inspired by: Marsden Hartley, Himmel, circa 1914-1915
Designer: Parker Story
Rose with Gray – Inspired by: Vasily Kandinsky, Rose with Gray, 1924
Designer: John Glessner
The Mischievous Dragon – Inspired by: Chinese, Vase, 1426-1435
Designer: Kelly Batcheller-Mummey
Zoomy – Inspired by: Mark Di Suvero, Rumi, 1991
Designer: Brett Payton
Nelson-Atkins Campus – Inspired by: Grounds of the Nelson-Atkins
Designer: Lee Ernst
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Our staff and volunteers are trying out #ArtCourseKC today and can’t wait for you to see how our collection comes to life on each hole. This Chinese Vase inspired “The Mischievous Dragon” by designer Kelly Batcheller-Mummey. Watch as the ball rolls through the tail! Tee times are available now for May 24 through Labor Day, every day except Tuesdays. Member preview days are May 22 & 23. Go to nelson-atkins.org or the linktree in our bio for details or tickets.
In the Sculpture Park, there’s also a Terrace Snack Bar for players to refresh, and on Friday nights, visitors can order a picnic dinner to dine al fresco and enjoy live music.
After playing a round, guests can also go on a treasure hunt inside the museum to find the original artworks that inspired the golf course, and learn more about the artists.
‘Art Course’ is open now through Labor Day weekend. The cost per round of golf is $14 for adults and $9 for children aged 4-12. Children aged 3 and under are free.
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Image: Nelson-Atkins Museum