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Randazzo and Morrison
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
Manuscript about Kansas City cake walker Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements....
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 Grand Statement
September 1, 2011
Article describes sculptor John Salvest's two projects--one a "massive wall of cargo containers" that spell out IOU on one side and USA on the other and also his "New Cornucopia," a cargo container filled...
A Natural Yin and Yang
October 16, 2011
Review of exhibition at Dolphin Gallery of works by Jim Leedy (14 paintings and ceramics) and "toned photographs" by Philip Heying featuring unpopulated landscapes. Includes pictures of Leedy's "Continuum...
A Turn Toward Abstraction
October 20, 2011
Profile of Kansas City ceramic artist Bowie Croisant and a review of his work on display at Red Star Studios at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut). The exhibition, also featuring the work of Stephanie...
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).
Interior view, taken at an exhibition or show of some kind. Location is not known. Includes view of an ambulance, two unidentified attendants, and examples of items found in an ambulance. Poster display...
And in This Corner...
March 5, 2009
Review of "The Black Athlete on Film," an exhibit of posters for black sports movies at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Includes color photographs of some of the posters.
Anne Lindberg's Line Leads Her to New York
January 10, 2010
Article profiles Kansas City artist Anne Lindberg and her first solo show in New York at the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery. The exhibition features a series of works described as "tightly spaced parallel lines...
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 Artists: Kansas City Students Excel in Exhibitions
Photo and biographical article about Fred Merida, a "junior at the Kansas City Art Institute" and artist exhibiting at the Library of Congress coming to Kansas City from Indianapolis "as winner of the...
Art Center: Radical Art Form Has Found a Home in Kansas City
Photos and article about the "constructivist" type of "non-representational" art originating in Eastern Europe and exhibited at the Art Research Center.
Art in Everyday: Mo Dickens and the Belger Arts Center
Article describes the Belger Arts Center, located in the garage of the Belger Cartage Service trucking company, 2100 Walnut Street. Mo Dickens, gallery director, is also profiled.
Artist Celebrates Mujeres in GCI Show
November 30-December 12, 2007
Article profiles artist Alisha Gambino. Her show, Mujeres, runs December 7, 2007 through January 31, 2008 at the Guadalupe Centers. Inc.
Artist Takes Bite Out of Hunger
November 19, 2009
Review of artist Jennifer Boe's "How to Cook a Wolf" exhibition at Rockhurst University's Greenlease Gallery. Boe uses several mediums and themes of hunger and meat cuts "to relate a narrative about confronting...
Artists Get Into the Game
April 29, 2010
Review of a group exhibition at the Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery titled "You're Such a Good Sport." The sports-themed show features 30 works by 18 local artists.
Attorney is Driven to Collect the Best
June 23, 2013
Interview with Marshall Miller, Kansas City attorney and creator of the annual Art of the Car Concours fundraiser to benefit the Kansas City Art Institute. Miller discusses his motivations for founding...
Avenue of the Arts Expands
May 17, 2009
The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the Avenue of the Arts project which showcases contempory works by local artists along Central Street in downtown Kansas City. The 2009 display will feature...
Biography of Opal Hill (1892-1981), Professional Golfer
Bloch Gift to go for Nelson Upgrade
April 8, 2015
Article announces a renovation project planned for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, financed by the Bloch Family Foundation. This new space will display 29 works of art from the personal collection of...
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