"This memorial to Pioneer mothers stands within a few hundred feet of a branch of the Santa Fe Trail and depicts pioneers traveling westward over the vast expanse of plains under burning sun, rain, and storm: braving hunger and thirst, beset by many dangers on the way--Indians, prairie fires, and stampeding buffalo. These Pioneers are looking for water and a place to camp. This huge monument weighs over 16,000 lbs. and stands on a pedestal of Minnesota pearl pink granite with a concrete base." This description is from KC Fountains.
The inscription below the sculpture reads: "Whither thou goest I will go. Where Thou lodgest I will Lodge. Thy people shall be my people. And thy God my God." Ruth 1:16
Monday, February 13, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
When you visit Kansas City one of the places you want to visit is the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. I have included a few objects from the collection that caught my eye. You can spend a whole day there and have a great time. And there is a good place to eat here too. Highly recommended.
Part of a very good collection of 19th and 20th century African Art from the region of today's Democratic Republic of Congo.