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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Blind High Schooler Creates Array of Art
Accessible Arts, "which teaches area children with disabilities," held its first art show with art created by a blind student, Aaron Johnson. Johnson, 18, lost his sight at age 13. His show, "Magic Town...
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Mr. Jones' Neighborhood
April 22-28, 2005
Adam Jones has renovated the Hobbs Building in the West Bottoms. The hundred-year-old building at 1427 W. Ninth is home to Feasts of Fancy Catering, The Herb Co. and numerous artists' studios. Many other...
City Art Rooms
Advertising card for City Art Rooms showing a cat's face on an artist's palette. Card is cut in the shape of a palette with thumb hole cut out. Front of card says: "Buy Picture, Frames, Etc., At City Art...
Advertising card for the Cyclorama showing a battle scene. Front of card says "View of 'Cyclorama'..."" Back of card says: "The Cyclorama.." .Represents the Battles of Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain...
Harlem Renaissance Man
September 9, 2007
African American artist Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka in 1899 and taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City at one time. He later became part of the "the early 20th-century explosion of black arts...
Local Artist Named 'Artist of the Year' By Major League Baseball
June 8-14, 2012
Alexander Austin, a local Kansas City artist was selected as the 2012 Hometown Heroes "Artist of the Year.' "The award is given each year by Major League Baseball to an artist living in the city where...
Plaza Art Fair, Plaza Art Galleries
Allows chance for more artists to exhibit "than any other" area show, with a schedule of fall events.
Remington's Buffalo Soldiers
An account of some of Remington's earliest works (photographs and illustrations/drawings) depicting the Buffalo Soldiers, the 10th Cavalry black troopers in Arizona Territory.
Kansans and the Visual Arts
An article in the Review Essay Series which explores the state's visual arts heritage and the literature available for study on the subject. It includes mention of Kansans as John Steuart Curry, Henry...
Paintings Set the Right Tone
August 12, 2010
Art review of "Ky Anderson: New Work" at the Dolphin Gallery (1600 Liberty St). Anderson, 36, is a native of Kansas City and a graduate or the Kansas City Art Institute. Her new exhibition consists of...
Abstract But Entertaining
April 17, 2008
Art review of John Ochs' exhibit of abstract works of shellac on wood panel, canvas, and paper showing at the Jan Weiner Gallery. Includes photograph of "Standing Behind" (2008).
Another Bingham Found: "The Squatters"
Article about "another of the long-lost Bingham genre paintings," describing the series of discoveries of many of Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham's paintings since 1940, and some qualities of his...
At U. M. K. C.
Article about "Eric Bransby, professor of art at U. M. K. C." and his murals "executed at Rockhurst College, Brigham Young University, the University of Illinois, the Air Force Academy, and the Air Defense...
Art: Home Is Where the Heart Is
Article about "Kansas City's most colorful, vocal, and perhaps most important pair of artists," Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak, preparing to return to Kansas City after living in Santa Fe for the last...
Muralist Tom Benton's Home Open to Public
Article about "the opening to the public of the Thomas Hart Benton home and studio as a state historic site," describing the home at 3616 Belleview Boulevard in the Roanoke residential district and its...
Speaking about Art: Without Fear of Jury
Article about a contest sponsored by the Kansas City Society of Artists called "the Sweepstake Show, held at the Kansas City Art Institute" for local artists to show their contemporary paintings (not presentable...
Roll, 'Em: Benton in the Movies
Article about a documentary film made by award-winning director Ken Burns about Thomas Hart Benton to coincide with the 1989 celebration of the artist's birthday, with photo of his 1970 self-portrait.
Mrs. John S. Davis Remembers Society in Move
Article about an engraving of George Caleb Bingham's painting "Order No. 11" at the home of Mrs. John S. Davis, "the former Mary Margaret Perdee," with photo.
Article about artist Doug Bates, a house painter who has also found success as an artist. Piece inlcudes images of four of his paintings.
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