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New Sculpture Finds Home on Campus

Open Spaces public art donated by the R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust

A new work of art will find a home on Volker Campus, thanks to a gift by the R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust.

The sculpture, titled “Any Word Except Wait” by Flávio Cerqueira, is one of three pieces that are being gifted to the city of Kansas City, Missouri.

The sculpture by Flávio Cerqueira, titled “Any Word Except Wait” features a female with a stack of books on her head taking a step forward
The sculpture by Flávio Cerqueira, titled “Any Word Except Wait." 

The public art was part of last year’s inaugural Open Spaces, a two-month citywide visual and performing arts festival that was a collaboration between the City’s Office of Culture and Creative Services and a private arts initiative to highlight Kansas City’s arts, culture and creativity. The event, which gained national media attention, expanded opportunities for residents to experience world-class art created specifically for our city.

“Open Spaces 2018 illuminated the ability of public art to connect and unify people, enriching lives and communities through shared experience,” said Mary Kemper Wolf with the R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust. “The Trust is proud to underwrite the permanent placement of three significant works from the inaugural Open Spaces.”

Published: Sep 12, 2019
Posted In: Giving

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