To create and maintain a sculpture park in Chattanooga, Tennessee of the highest quality, international scope and of lasting value and benefit to the City and the region. To establish programming, benefiting the local, regional arts establishment as well as the education community at all levels and the citizenry at large.
Art and the encouragement of art is political in the most profound sense, not as a weapon in the struggle, but as an instrument of understanding . . . I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we too will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. . .
John F. Kennedy