More than 1,000 people gathered April 14 for the groundbreaking of the Sam Fox Art Center’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Hall. Speakers included Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton; John F. McDonnell, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Fox, founder and chief executive officer of Harbour Group Ltd.; David W. Kemper, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Commerce Bancshares Inc.; Earl Walker, founder and chief executive officer of Carr Lane Manufacturing Co, architect Fumihike Maki; Mark S. Weil, Ph.D., the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in the Arts and director of the Sam Fox ASrts Center; and internationally known artist Frank Stella, who presented the keynote address.
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