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An Egyptian Gem for KC
December 17, 2007
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has recently purchased "a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago." The coffin does not include a mummy (the museum already...
Art Installations Need More 'Wow'
June 10, 2007
Review of exhibits in newly opened Bloch Building.
Art Museum Gets a Major Gift
October 23, 2009
Morton and Estelle Sosland have made a gift of about 200 "rare and important objects of Northwest Coast art" to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gaylord Torrence, curator of American Indian art, said that...
Blochs Add To Nelson Treasures
February 5, 2010
A promised gift of 29 impressionist works was made today by Marion and Henry Bloch. According to Marc Wilson, director and CEO of the Nelson, this is the largest gift the museum has received. The gift...
College Names Sculpture Park for Oppenheimers
July 31, 2011
Johnson County Community College announced that the lawn in front of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will be renamed the Oppenheimer Sculpture Park. Marti and Tony Oppenheimer are the museum's largest...
Cook Named Kemper Curator
July 8, 2007
Christopher Cook was appointed the new curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Cook first joined the museum in 2006 as assistant curator and has served as acting curator since March 2007. He...
Curator Becomes Kemper Director
June 8, 2012
Barbara O'Brien will replace Rachel Blackburn Cozad as the chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. O'Brien has served as curator since 2009 and...
Fertile Ground for Change
November 18, 2007
Review of the inaugural special exhibition of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art titled "American Soil." Described as a "morality tale told in paint," the dominant theme of the exhibit is the exploitation...
Former Nelson Curator Heads to Ohio
September 13, 2009
Deborah Emont Scott, former chief curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will be director and chief executive officer of the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati.
Giving the Burbs Serious Study
March 18, 2010
Johnson County Museum has a grant to develop a new museum of the history of suburbia. It will supplant the existing Johson County Museum. They are currently in the planning and assessment phase which should...
He Wants You to Think
March 16, 2014
Profile of Kansas City artist Peter Cowdin, known to the arts community as A. Bitterman. The author writes that Bitterman was trained as a printmaker, moved to Kansas City in 1988 where he took a hiatus...
He'll Bring a New Dimension
March 6, 2010
Julian Zugazagoitia has been named the new director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. A native of Mexico City, Zugazagoitia studied in Paris and earned a doctoral degree in philosophy. He leaves...
Kemper Hires a New Curator
August 9, 2009
The Kemper Museum of Modern Art has named Barbara O'Brien as its fifth curator. O'Brien is a Bonner Springs, Kansas, native and formerly an assistant professor of art and director of the Trustman Art Gallery...
Kemper Museum to Open Space in Crossroads District
August 1, 2008
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will be opening a downtown venue at 1901 Baltimore Avenue on November 7, 2008. The space will be used for exhibitions and administrative functions. It positions them...
Longtime Museum Director to Retire
April 22, 2009
Marc Wilson, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, plans to retire in 2010 after nearly 30 years at the museum. Includes a sidebar of key events that happened during his tenure.
Nature's Beauty on Edge
March 20, 2011
Review of Steve Gorman's ceramics exhibit, "Reanimate," at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as information about Gorman, a former teacher with North Kansas City and Centerview, Missouri for...
Nelson Carts Will Put Art on the Move
July 30, 2011
In April 2011, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art began using two electric golf carts "christened Shuttlecarts, as a way to accommodate visitors who needed help traversing the expanded museum." These are...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's "Grand Canyon" on USPS Postage Stamp
August 23, 2014
The oil painting "Grand Canyon" by Thomas Moran was featured along with works form three other artists of the Hudson River School in a series of United States Post Office stamps titled "American Treasures"...
Nelson-Atkins Renames Sculpture Park after Donald J. Hall
April 13, 2013
Article announces that the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has officially renamed its sculpture park in honor of Donald J. Hall. Various contributions made by Hall and his wife, Adele over many years are listed....
Nelson-Atkins Turns 75
December 11, 2008
The weekend of December 13-14, 2008, marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Article outlines the activites planned for the event including free admission to the exhibit...
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