Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grounds


 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art sits on 22 acres of well designed gardens, lawns, sculptures and reflecting pool.  The above shot shows the original building built in 1933, the addition on the right is the new Bloch Building opened in 2007.
The Block Building is named in honor of Henry W. Bloch and his wife Marion.  Mr Bloch is the Chairman of the Nelson-Atkins Board of Trustees.  Henry Block founded H&R Bloch with his brother Richard here in Kansas City in 1955.

7 comments:

Teresa said...

This looks like a stately building! Lovely pictures.The tree-lined walk must be beautiful in the fall.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely place to walk and think about what you've seen in the museum!

Tanya said...

i love that walkway :)

Sharon said...

I'm not sure how I've missed visiting this wonderful place but, that is something I'll have to rectify in the future.

Halcyon said...

A very nice place to visit!

RedPat said...

Gorgeous building and I love the giant shuttlecocks out front!

Randy said...

That walkway is awesome. I love the architecture too.