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A "What Is Science" Debate at Science City
Discusses the debate surrounding the quality and usefulness of the exhibits at Science City.
A KC Museum Revamp
December 20, 2007
The Kansas City Museum will close on January 7, 2008, and not reopen until 2010 or later. The museum, known as Corinthian Hall, and the carriage house will get new windows and doors and be cleared of lead...
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
Archives Show Migration, Growth of KC Jewish Community
May 2, 2008
The Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City will display a special exhibit starting May 11, 2008, at the Jewish Community Campus. "The archives will present two cases showing Jewish history in...
Art and Soul
September 23, 2006
This article features 75 years of Plaza Art Fair memories. It includes a timeline for the event starting with 1932 and going to 2005. This year's 75th annual Plaza Art Fair is to be held September 23-24,...
Art Installations Need More 'Wow'
June 10, 2007
Review of exhibits in newly opened Bloch Building.
Artist Brings Her Joy to Kansas City
September 29, 2011
Article on native Kansas City artist Rita Blitt and exhibits of her work at Longview and Penn Valley Community Colleges. Her paintings and sculptures "are noted for their colorful, sweeping, swirling lines...
Bold + Beyond: The New Nelson-Atkins
June 7, 2007
Sixteen-page special section profiling the "new" Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, including the grand opening of the Bloch Building, expansion of the orginal building, and new exhibits. One of the articles,...
Bottoms & Biblical Landscapes
November 26, 2009
Review of two separate solo shows at the Late Show, 1600 Cherry; one by Brookfield, Missouri, artist Nora Othic called "Torah! Torah! Torah!" and Kansas City artist Marci Aylward called "Urban Landscapes."...
Celebrating All Things Irish
May 7, 2008
Since March 2007, the Irish Museum and Cultural Center has been located in Union Station in the lower level west wing. "The free-admission center has exhibits on Irish immigration, photos of early Irish...
Community Was Rich In Sharing
July 22, 2003
The current exhibit on the African American community in Leeds, Missouri, is commented on by Steve Penn in his column. The exhibit is located, until September, 2003, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage...
Conference Rooms=Exhibit Rooms?/!
The city architect's department sponsored proposed restoration for Corinthian Hall with International Architects Atelier, Inc. drawing the plans.. Tom Bean is City Architect and is quoted in the article....
Enabling the Artist Within
October 20, 2004
Article features art works of Virginia Kellogg and Curt Stokes both who received therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. ''They participated in the agency's first major fund-raiser, Arts...
Exhibit Planners Aim for a Big Hit
June 22, 2007
Union Station officials have decided to "go for more of the blockbuster shows." Article includes floor plan for the sub-basement which would increase the space for temporary exhibits from the current 6,000...
First Friday Goes to School
September 2, 2010
To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Kansas City Art Institute will have shows of art works by faculty, students, and graduates in various places in the city. The article includes a list of some of...
Invited By the Long Family
A new exhibit entitled "An American Palace on Gladstone" is now open until the end of the year at the Kansas City Museum. It features in first-person accounts, the house and lifestyle of the Long Family....
It's KC's Coolest Sweat Shop
October 18, 2007
"The College Basketball Experience, an interactive and educational exhibit that houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, officially opened for business on Wednesday." The exhibit is operated...
Kansas City Museum Receives Planning Funds
Photo and article about the plans for "a full-scale renovation of Corinthian Hall," the structure (formerly the 1910 R. A. Long mansion) housing the Kansas City Museum on Gladstone Boulevard, "particularly...
KC Rail Experience Opens at Union Station
September 28, 2005
Both the "Good Things in Northeast" and "Upfront in Historic Northeast" columns feature in this issue the new railroad exhibit at Union Station entitled "KC Rail Experience. Captioned photographs show...
Liberty Memorial Exhibit Agreed Upon
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