Shuttlecarts 

When: Wednesdays-Sundays

Haute Wheels

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak, 816-751-1278) sprawls across property once owned by William Rockhill Nelson, who really liked to spread out. Did Nelson grow old and eccentric, exploring his enormous home's interior astride a favorite stallion? The world will never know the answer to that question. We do know that the square footage of the museum's galleries and public spaces constitutes either a daunting physical challenge or a tribute to human imagination, depending on how you look at it. Not everyone is able to explore the entirety of the museum on foot, so the Carter Community Trust has funded two electric carts to shuttle visitors along two routes through the galleries. The museum commissioned Kansas City artist Peregrine Honig to transform the shuttlecarts into rolling works of art. Her "Gilded Cage" and "Sweet Chariot" incorporate visual echoes of carnival rides, Mardi Gras and the vintage coaches of European aristocracy. Y'know, Peregrine stuff. Rides are free. See nelson-atkins.org.
— Chris Packham

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