Fun Fridays | Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

June 26, 2020

My Thoughts

Happy Friday Friend and WELCOME to another #FunFriday !

Fun Fridays are blog posts where I share things I’m loving, life tips, favorite products, or anything else that I’m excited about that week…all bets are off! 

So, welcome to Fun Friday!

This week I’m sharing about my favorite art museum…

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

If you read our wedding post (part 1) you know this museum has a special place in my heart. I spent many hours wandering these halls, sitting on the beautiful lawn, and dreaming of the future while at the Nelson. While I don’t visit often any more as I live out of state, each time I visit my parents I make a point to visit this lovely Kansas City resource.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an incredible museum in the heart of Kansas City and it’s totally FREE. If you’re in the Kansas City area I highly recommend giving the Nelson a visit….and I would at least dedicate a whole day to your trip because there is so much to explore. While the Nelson is still temporarily closed due to COVID-19 you check out their collection highlights in the meantime. They also have some great online resources you can access from their library as well!

My personal favorite exhibit(s) at the Nelson are the long standing Shuttlecocks. I think they’re just so fun and even insisted on taking at least one wedding photo next to them.

The artists responded to the formality of the original neoclassical building and the green expanse of its lawn by imagining the Museum as a badminton net and the lawn as a playing field. The pair designed four birdies or shuttlecocks that were placed as though they had just landed on opposite sides of the net. Each shuttlecock weighs 5,500 pounds, stands nearly 18 feet tall and has a diameter of some 16 feet.

Nelson-Atkins Museum

What fun things are you taking in during this time of COVID? I’m always looking for creative ways to have fun during COVID at home.

Happy Friday Friend!