The Race is Not Always to the Swift

Location: Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City, MO

Owner: KCMO Parks & Rec

Artist: Ken Ferguson

Dates: Dedicated February 27, 1999

Medium: Bronze


Masterfully evolving from a variety of sources, both real and mythical, and expressing diverse meanings, the ambiguous hare has dominated Ken Ferguson’s pottery since 1985. Taken from the famed Aesop fable, "The Race is Not Always to the Swift" combines Ferguson’s hare with the Lakeside Nature Center’s icon, the tortoise, in a race to the unexpected finish.

Part of the City of Kansas City's One Percent for the Arts Program.

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