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Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Teaming with the Nelson-Atkins, we were thrilled to pay homage to the Negro League

and Radcliffe Bailey by merging baseball and miniature golf for a memorable experience at the museum’s revered Sculpture Park.

Tucker Trotter, CEO, Dimensional Innovations

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a cornerstone of the Kansas City community, welcoming visitors of all ages and backgrounds to partake in art, history, photography and design. In 2019, they introduced Art Course, an art-themed miniature golf course where each of the holes is designed around a work of art from inside the museum. So when the Nelson-Atkins wanted to feature a brand new golf hole for this year’s iteration, they came to Dimensional Innovations to help bring it to life.

30,000+

Visitors who played the Art Course in 2019

9 Holes

Each is based on a piece of art housed in the Nelson-Atkins

 

The museum’s team wanted to pay homage to Radcliffe Bailey’s Mound Magician, a massive contemporary art piece that pays tribute to Negro League baseball and highlights our hometown Kansas City Monarchs and Satchel Paige. We worked through the ideation, design and fabrication of the hole to ensure we not only did the artwork justice but also commemorated the centennial anniversary of the Monarchs and recognized our hometown Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

The end result was “Eyy Putter Putter,” a baseball-stadium-themed hole that merges baseball and miniature golf. One player “pitches” to another who’s “batting” at home plate, resulting in the ball landing in a random location on the putting green. Regardless of strokes (or swings in this case), the golf hole has been a hit. More importantly, it has helped drive attendance and membership to the museum and we consider that a home run.

 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion... more about Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion for storytelling and her love of the non-profit, educational world make her a natural and compassionate leader in this field. Her combined skills and professional experience make her a powerful listener, communicator, client liaison, internal and external group facilitator, conceptual thinker, visionary, and team leader.

Having spent 20+ years in a number of different creative and educational fields, she brings an added design mentality and the benefits of cross-industry experience to any project. She has an extensive background across a wide range of fields, including: Museum and Exhibit Design and Fabrication; Software Design and Development; Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification; Professional and Continuing Education; and K-12 Educational Design.

As the project leader, Carole’s main goal is to assemble the best team for each project, set them up for highest success, and let them do what they do best, while staying personally involved at a high level from beginning to end. Notable past projects include: The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum; UNMC McGoogan Library Wigton Heritage Center; Dane G. Hansen Museum; Zoo Knoxville, KidScape at the Johnson County Museum, and the Kansas Museum of History.

Jenni Dold

Jenni Dold

Associate Account Director

Jenni Dold has 15 years of account management and design project management experience, working with both museums and national brands to conceptualize and bring to life multifaceted campaigns through a combination of physical and digital... more about Jenni Dold Jenni Dold Jenni Dold Associate Account Director

Jenni Dold has 15 years of account management and design project management experience, working with both museums and national brands to conceptualize and bring to life multifaceted campaigns through a combination of physical and digital user experiences. Her role as liaison between clients and internal content developers, including researchers, writers and designers, allows her a comprehensive view of the entire project at any given time, ensuring a seamless process where nothing slips through the cracks along the way. Jenni is particularly adept at thinking several steps ahead, anticipating and side-stepping potential obstacles before they arise.

 
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