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A 'Final Countdown'
June 29, 2006
The new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open on June 16, 2007. The addition is a 165,000-square-feet glass and steel structure designed by Steven Holl. The inaugural exhibitions...
A Big Honor for BNIM
December 17, 2010
The American Institute of Architects named the Kansas City architectural firm of BNIM as firm of the year for 2011, “the group’s highest honor given to a company.” “Recognized for its distinguished...
After Delicate Labor and a Few Kicks, Art Glistens in the Sun
October 5, 2004
Illustrations and photos complement this article about the German-made, U-shaped channel glass being used in construction of an addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Seventeen types of glass will...
Art in Kansas City
Two articles highlight the art scene in Kansas City: "Kansas City's Glittering New Galleries" and "Kansas City: A City of Art." The first article reviews the new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
Art Installations Need More 'Wow'
June 10, 2007
Review of exhibits in newly opened Bloch Building.
Big Buzz About Those Books
October 14, 2009
Article spotlights the Kansas City Public Library's "larger-than-life" Community Bookshelf parking garage at 10th and Baltimore. The bookshelf design decorates the south facade of the garage and looks...
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...
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,...
Building a Career
May 2, 2011
Article spotlights BNIM architect Amy Slattery and her work on the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Slattery also helped design the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and is...
Buildings in Nation's Spotlight
January 9, 2008
The Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Liberty Memorial have recently won national architectural awards. The American Institute of Architects has awarded their 2008 Institute Honor...
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...
Jewel Ball Returns to the Nelson
April 20, 2008
June 21, 2008, the Jewel Ball returns to its home at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Since 2001 the ball has been held at Starlight Theatre due to the museum's major renovations. The article details the...
More than Meets the Eye
June 10, 2007
Article following opening of Bloch Building discusses importance of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Kansas City. Total cost of the project was $196.4 million but the rave reviews the building has attracted...
Muse for the Masses
Pictures and short article about the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and its new Bloch Building. Pictures include Caravaggio's "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness," Van Gogh's "Olive Orchard" (one of...
Nelson's renovation taking longer, costing more than expected
December 13, 2003
Article about the expansion and renovation project at the Nelson Atkins Museum. Originally projected to cost $80 million, the estimated cost is now $140 million. The date for opening to the public has...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Building Profile
1999, revised 2007
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Provides a Gateway to Urban Inspiration
Review of the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Includes images.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art-Bloch Building
October 7, 2008
Information concerning the Bloch Building at the museum:
Developer: The Nelson-Atkins Museum
Architect: Steven Holl Architects, New York and BNIM Architects, Kansas City
Ode to the Performing Arts
This issue highlights specific people and groups in the arts community including the following. Sports (A League of Their Own) featuring the Roller Warriors, a women's roller derby; Opera (The Diva Next...
Pane in the Glass
February 3-9, 2005
Author shares his opinion on the aesthetics of the glass additions to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. At the time of his writing, the construction project was still underway and the landscaping around...
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