Thursday, November 5, 2015

Glass Labyrinth

aerial view of Glass Labyrinth
Kansas City, MO
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One of the most interesting places we visited in August was the Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City, MO. The labyrinth is located on the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The  museum was closed by the time that we arrived, but the labyrinth is located in the large sculpture garden on the grounds and is easily accessible and free.


The sign at the entrance warns people to walk slowly, but we saw several places on the glass where people had done face plants into the heavy glass panes because it was difficult to determine where the openings were for the next path. Brenda and I were constantly waving our hands to find the next opening.

Brenda and I wanted to walk the labyrinth, but Marilyn opted out and sat on a nearby park bench and snapped a few photos of us. It was a miserably hot day, and walking through between the huge panes of glass was almost suffocating.

Nancy and Brenda working their way to the center of the labyrinth
August 2015
Once Brenda and I got to the middle and had to work our way out, we realized if we looked up, we could see where the openings were. The heavy gray supports clearly showed the path.

Nancy and Brenda in the Glass Labyrinth
August 2015
Glass Labyrinth
The labyrinth was designed by Kansas City native and acclaimed artist Robert Morris and built on location in 2013. It is a true labyrinth with one single path: visitors walk from the entrance to the center and must retrace their steps to the exit.

I enjoyed walking the labyrinth, but it would definitely be more comfortable on a cooler day. If you are going to visit Kansas City, MO, then put the labyrinth on your list of things to see.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like the path is not always clear in a glass labyrinth...kind of ironic.

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  2. How interesting....thanks for sharing.

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  3. Interesting, glad you found your way out...I wonder what they do if someone panics:)

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  4. Like a little mouse in a maze! Look up!! Of Course Look up!

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  5. What an interesting spot to visit. I had the same thought as Far Side - what about the people who panic?

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  6. That looks like a fun spot to visit! Good for you two gals for figuring out how to get to the center and back!

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  7. Wow and with more people inside it would really be an interesting art installation. As years go by I am finding myself more open to these forms of modern art.

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  8. Funny how you found the "easy" way when you were half way through.

    Looks like fun!

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  9. FAscinating. You sure had a great trip from all the posts you've put up. I can't imagine going through it in the heat of the summer though.

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  10. We had no idea that this was there when we visited there a few months ago. We'll just have to go back :)

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