The Picasso Exhibit was a special ticket . . . all of $10.00 a piece. Well worth every penny. Enjoy.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ranks among the ten largest in the United States. It opened in 1993 and sits on 20 acres in south Kansas City. While the inner contents of the museum evoke a huge WOW factor, we found that the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Garden was equally impressive. It is home to our nation's largest collection of monumental bronze sculptures. We were gifted with a fabulous day of great weather and sky to walk paths covered with fallen leaves. Along the way we were able to appreciate some pretty great sculptures. Where possible, the notes posted next to each statue are reproduced here so that you may talk the same walk. Imagine the smells and light wind that followed us.
Unfortunately, we did not even get to walk around to the left side of the Sculpture Park. We have left many great opportunities for next time. Perhaps we shall return in the spring . . .
Per Wikipedia: "Blanchard Springs Caverns is a cave system located in the Ozark–St. Francis National Forest in Stone County in northern Arkansas, 2 miles off Highway 14 a short distance north of Mountain View. It is the only tourist cave owned by the United States Forest Service and the only one owned by the Federal government outside the National Park System." We took the Dripstone Tour three times, the last on a 3.5 hour photographer's tour allowing us to use tripods, take our time and request that lights be dimmed. We are so grateful to the staff at Blanchard Springs Visitor Center for their help in making the last tour possible and to Dale, our guide, who patiently kept us 'moving along' and pointing out the special features of the cave he knew photographers yearned to capture.