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Nelson-Atkins Renames Sculpture Park after Donald J. Hall
April 13, 2013
Article announces that the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has officially renamed its sculpture park in honor of Donald J. Hall. Various contributions made by Hall and his wife, Adele over many years are listed....
Nelson-Atkins Turns 75
December 11, 2008
The weekend of December 13-14, 2008, marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Article outlines the activites planned for the event including free admission to the exhibit...
New Gallery Has N.Y. Link
October 23, 2011
New York art dealer Bill Brady is opening a new gallery at 1505 Genesee Street in the West Bottoms District. The gallery will occupy the north side of the former Daily Drovers Telegram Building. Brady...
New Home for Civil War History
Half-page article about the Missouri Civil War Museum to showcase "Missouri's remarkable role in America's bloodiest war," and "highlights the fact that Missouri was as prominent as many states better...
New Jazz Museum Director Is Eager to Begin Job
June 16, 2007
Gregory A. Carroll, outgoing director of education for the International Association for Jazz Education, has been hired as the next CEO of the American Jazz Museum. Article provides some background on...
O'Neil's Legacy Leads Museum to a Crossroads
December 6, 2009
As the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum heads toward its twentieth anniversary and 10th Legacy Awards in 2010, museum director Greg Baker wants to see the museum branch out beyond Buck O'Neil. Baker's ideas...
On a Street by Myself: Dolphin's Big Move
Dolphin Galleries will move from the Crossroads Arts District to 1600 Liberty in the West Bottoms. The Dolphin's former space at 19th and Baltimore will become a "satellite gallery" for the Kemper Museum...
On The Scene
Interview with Julian Zugazagoitia, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art "to find out about his first year on the job--what he's especially liked about the Nelson and the K.C. art scene...
One Man's Travels Give KC Museum Tales to Tell
July 28, 2007
Article profiling retired Army Major Richard Keogh, who for the last three decades has been hunting for and donating World War I memorabilia to the Liberty Memorial Museum. Keogh is a veteran of the Vietnam...
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...
Plans Are Taking Shape for Museum to Honor Influential KC Blacks
October 23, 1984
Article about plans for a "proposed museum that would pay tribute to blacks who had significant impact on Kansas City." The plans are described as tentatively combining a museum with a "Spirit of Freedom...
Pope John Paul II Slept--and Flew--Here
April 18, 2008
Story about how TWA converted an airplane to transport the late Pope John Paul II on some of his trips and how the bed and other memoribilia ended up at the Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center in...
Profile: Julian Zugazagoitia
Profile of Julian Zugazagoitia, the director of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art who succeeded Marc Wilson two years ago. Zugazagoitia, formerly the director at El Museo del Barrio in New York, says "his...
Quindaro's History Has Strong Advocate
October 12, 2010
Article about Jesse Hope and the Old Quindaro Museum & Information Center. The museum is housed in the former home of John A. Walker at 3432 N. 29th in Kansas City, Kansas.
Recruiting Star Power
December 29, 2010
As the World War I centennial in 2014 approaches, Brian Alexander, president of the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial, is considering an aggressive approach “to enhance the monument’s national profile.”...
Rescuing a Historic Hotel
February 13, 2012
During the Civil War Battle of Lone Jack (1862), "Union soldiers took over the Cave Hotel and the grounds nearby," and when Confederate troops attacked the following day, "the family who owned the hotel,"...
Rocker Takes Role in Preservation
June 7, 2008
Photo and caption describing the donation of more than 200 autographed baseballs to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum by Geddy Lee of the rock band Rush. Many of the baseballs feature signatures of Negro...
Shawnee Indian Mission to Reopen with 'Reinterpretation'
April 28, 2006
Article includes a mission timeline and talks about the museum, which had been closed since 2003, and its reopening.
Shuttlecocks Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Includes a two-page color photograph of the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the shuttlecocks located on the grounds of the museum. "Each of the sculptures weighs fifty-five hundred pounds, stands nearly eighteen...
Station Exhibit Hits the Jackpot
May 18, 2007
Attracting 177,782 visitors, the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit was the most successful ever at Union Station. As a result, the station is projected to end the year with a budget surplus for the first time since...
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