The Race is Not Always to the Swift

The Race is Not Always to the Swift

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.


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

Artist / Medium

Ken Ferguson / Bronze


Dedicated February 27, 1999


KCMO Parks & Recreation Department

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