Kansas City Art Institute
The dynamic two-part work, “Dancers (Tango)” by Sculptor Ewerdt Hilgemann was recently installed at the Kansas City Art Institute entrance. “Dancers” was previously part of an installation on Park Avenue in New York City. These 20-foot-high stainless steel and Corten steel columns each weigh a massive 1,675 pounds.
This project inaugurates the college’s plan to place large-scale works on campus, on a constantly-changing basis. The idea is to create a “Sculpture Walk” that will connect the public artwork already in place at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, through the campus, to the array of work in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Generous support for this installation was given by Marti and Tony Oppenheimer, Meg and Bill Zahner, Dick and Evelyn Belger, and Sean Kelley of A. Zahner Company. ..Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more, visit www.kcai.edu.