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1. World's Designs Come to the Nelson-Atkins World's Designs Come to the Nelson-Atkins March 20, 2012 A major new exhibit, "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs," opens April 14, 2012. The exhibit "will occupy more square footage than any previous show in the Bloch Building...."...

2. Wonderscope, Children's Place Set Sights On a 'Wow" For Kids Wonderscope, Children's Place Set Sights On a 'Wow" For Kids February 19, 2008 Two local children's museums want to merge and build "a world-class destination museum." The governing boards of both the Children's Museum of Kansas City and of Wonderscope have now signed a letter of...

3. Windows, Doors, and Air Windows, Doors, and Air September 26, 2007 Photos and article about the ongoing renovations to Corthinthian Hall at 3218 Gladstone Blvd--formerly the Robert A. Long mansion and current home to the Kansas City Museum. Plans are underway to upgrade...

4. What Happened in 2011 - Visual Art What Happened in 2011 - Visual Art December 25, 2011 A review of exhibits and museums for the past year. Includes a color picture of the "elaborate Shuttlecarts designed by Kansas City artist Peregrine Honig with assistance from artist Asheer Akram to ferry...

5. Western Gallery of Art Western Gallery of Art January 1902 Description of the two "latest accessions" to the Western Gallery of Art given by Mr. W. R. Nelson--"Syndics of the Cloth Hall," by Rembrandt and "Asking Grace" by Nicolaes Maes. From the Twentieth Annual...

6. Western Gallery of Art Western Gallery of Art 1907 Folder contains a small pamphlet entitled "A List of Copies of Works by Old Masters" published by the Western Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. It includes accessions up to July 1907. The collection...

7. Western Gallery of Art Western Gallery of Art March 15, 1897 Article about the art gallery origins in Kansas City in 1897 called the Western Gallery of Art, established by William Rockhill Nelson, with photos of its many Renaissance paintings, etc. "Everybody in...

8. Watch a Nelson Exhibit 'Ferment' Online Watch a Nelson Exhibit 'Ferment' Online April 10, 2011 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will broadcast on the Web the installation of New York artist Roxy Paine's 56-foot-high metal tree called "Ferment." The metal sculpture is being installed at the museum's...

9. Vintage Voom! Fly Back in History at Missouri's Aviation Museums Vintage Voom! Fly Back in History at Missouri’s Aviation Museums Spring 2010 Article about four historic airplane museums in Missouri that run along Interstate-70, including the Airline History Museum in Kansas City. Three planes on display in the museum's hangar include the Super...

10. Udris Steers Union Station Ahead Udris Steers Union Station Ahead January 11-17, 2008 Union Station had its first year in the black in 2007, reporting a profit of about $200,000, but CEO Andi Udris must attract private funding in addition to tax-generated income in order to survive. Article...

11. Trouble Brings Loss of Status Trouble Brings Loss of Status September 1, 2007 The American Association of Museums has denied professional accreditation to Union Station citing "no track record of financial stability." Station officials acknowledge that the lack of accreditation...

12. Trailside Center Celebrates Local Tourism, History Trailside Center Celebrates Local Tourism, History July 18, 2007 Article describes the Trailside Center at 9901 Holmes Road. The Center seeks to "preserve and promote Kansas City's history" and serves as a Missouri tourism information center.

13. Touch This Touch This February 16, 2011 Article on the "Tactile Tours" program recently instituted at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in conjunction with the Alphapointe Association for the Blind. Museum docents escort up to nine visually impaired...

14. Top Designer Remakes Liberty Memorial Museum Top Designer Remakes Liberty Memorial Museum November 24, 2006 Article centers around Ralph Appelbaum of Ralph Appelbaum Associates who created the new World War I museum at the Liberty Memorial. Concerning the museum, "there are new displays of many of the museum's...

15. They Cared Enough to Send the Very Best . . . They Cared Enough to Send the Very Best . . . April 9, 2006 Article describes some highlights of the Hallmark Photographic Collection, scheduled to be housed in the Bloch Building of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, to open in 2007. The collection features over...

16. The View From Kansas The View From Kansas Book chapter tells about the attempt by Andree and Harry Hahn to sell the painting, La Belle Ferroniere, to the Kansas City Art Institute. Chapter also provides a summary of the arts scene in Kansas City...

17. The TWA Museum Comes Home to 10 Richards Road The TWA Museum Comes Home to 10 Richards Road May-August 2011 Announcment of the TWA Museum move to 10 Richards Road at the Chalres B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Article provides a brief history of the museum.

18. The Robust Beginning and Fateful End of the Western Gallery of Art The Robust Beginning and Fateful End of the Western Gallery of Art January 23-29, 1997 Discusses the history of the Western Gallery of Art located within the Kansas City Public Library at 9th and Locust.

19. The New Guy in KC's Past The New Guy in KC's Past March 22, 2006 Feature article about Christopher Leitch, the new director of the Kansas City Museum.

20. The Nelson Gallery of Art The Nelson Gallery of Art April 1902 Notice about the presentation of the "Art Gallery to the School District" by "Col. W. R. Nelson."