KC Arrowhead Stadium Second Football Venue to Embrace Contemporary Art

The Hunt family of Kansas City has decided to fund “world class” collection of art to be installed at Arrowhead Stadium. Inspired by the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas-based Sharron Hunt Munson, daughter of Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, is directing the program with input from her brothers: team chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, Lamar Hunt Jr. and Daniel Hunt. She envisions artwork at Arrowhead that “celebrates Midwestern culture.”

Top Executives of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Kemper Museum and the Kansas City Art Institute are involved.
Nelson-Adkins director Julian Zugazagoitia, who will serve on the art selection committee, said he and the other experts “will strive for a certain level of artistic quality.”

Along with juried submissions, the art plan also includes commissioned pieces “interpreting aspects of the game without it being literal,” said art dealer Paul Dorrell, the owner of Leopold Gallery, and who was engaged by the Hunts to organize the collection.

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