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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
105 Artists are Right at Home
November 24, 2012
Article on the art collection of John "Topper" Johntz of Prairie Village. Johntz has over 800 pieces by 105 artists in his home, including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francisco de Goya, Mark...
3000 Career Hits: George Brett
October 2, 1992
Collectors Edition of the Kansas City Star chronicles life and career of George Brett.
A Collector Extraordinaire
April 20, 2012
David Spivey is the subject of the Tribute section of the Remembrances column. "Born in Oklahoma, David spent most of his life in Kansas City. He was a graduate of Rockhurst High School, Central Missouri...
A Page for Collectors: A Great American Collection of English Pottery
Short article about the museum's British art pieces.
A Tiny Renoir Began Impressive Obsession
June 3, 2007
Article spotlighting the personal collection of French Impressionist paintings of Henry and Marion Bloch. For the last 35 years the Blochs have acquired works from such artists as Manet, Monet, Renior...
An Interview with Tony & Marty Oppenheimer
Interview with donors of the Oppenheimer Collection at Johnson County Community College's Nerman Museum.
Arts World Mourns a Champion
August 15, 2010
Richard Nadeau who died August 5, 2010, "is remembered as 'a crazy, eccentric, wonderful fighter' for real art." Article includes a picture of Nadeau and one of the many artworks given to the Spencer Museum...
Baggage Area at Union Station
Postcard of Baggage Area at Union Station
Benton’s KC Flood Painting for Sale
May 18, 2011
Thomas Hart Benton’s “Flood Disaster (Homecoming—Kaw Valley)” is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2011. The painting “was inspired by the devastating floods of the summer...
Biography of Mildred Kittell Ray (Mrs. Sam) (1895-1996), Teacher, Historian, and Writer
Biography of William B. Thayer (1852-1907) and Sallie Casey Thayer (1856-1925), Merchant and Art Patrons
City Window: Solar Fire Station
Collecting American Outlaws
Wilbur Zink collects items once owned by outlaws, particularly the Younger and James brothers. Some of the treasures include Jim Younger's violin and 25 letters from Frank James to his wife Anna, written...
Controversy in Westport: Housing for the Elderly
Photo of installation of solar collectors on a Westport home roof to heat water.
Culture Divided: Suburban Art/Art in the City--the Center Does Not Hold
Discusses attitudes toward art galleries and art collectors in the suburbs of Kansas City.
Frank and Ardis Glenn and the Glenn Bookshop
Article on Frank and Ardis Glenn and their antique and rare book business, the Glenn Bookshop. Frank joined the publishing business in 1924, and after managing a rare book department and developing a number...
If Walls Could Talk
This story details the private art collection of a couple (un-named) who reside in the Mission Hills neighborhood in Johnson County, Kansas. "Though they inherited some art, the couple purchased most of...
In the Blood
August 1, 2006
Article profiles art collectors John and Sharon Hoffman. The Hoffmans have filled their downtown loft with modern art with contemporary art acquired over 35 years.
Indian Now on Private Sentry Duty in KC
October 8, 2008
Story of the cigar-store wooden Indian which for more than 50 years identified the Reardon Tobacco Company at 709 Main Street. The Reardons called him "Johnny Swift Wing" and the statue eventually got...
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