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Hi, I’m Ann, and welcome to my KC adventures! I don’t know about you all, but my family has been getting out for a lot more walks lately.  At first, we were just exploring our neighborhood and parks close by, but this week we got a little more adventurous! We walked around the Nelson Atkins Museum


Walking on the museum’s beautiful grounds was both relaxing and stimulating.  It made me curious as to why, we Kansas City, had these four huge badminton shuttlecocks laid about our museum’s north and south lawns.

I discovered that when this exhibit was first installed in 1994, they were not welcome with open arms.  Instead, many people saw them as “trash”.  The four shuttlecocks were designed to unite the large museum lawns.  Each of the separate lawns represented one side of the badminton court and the actual museum represented the net.