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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...
Post-Crosby, the Kemper Museum Looks to the Future
September 7, 2014
Article summarizes the state of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art following the passing of its co-founder R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. in early 2014. Mary Kemper Wolf, chairwoman of the museum's board of...
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...
SC164 KCPL Reference Hard to Find Collection
1980 – 2005, bulk 1990s
The materials within the KCPL Reference Hard to Find (HTF) Collection were compiled by Kansas City Public Library reference librarians and staff members to provide an easy to access source of information...
SC212 The William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts Gallery Events Pamphlets Collection
A collection of 117 pamphlets periodically published by the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts to promote special events held at the museums.
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...
Steaming Through History
January 16, 2010
Profile of the Arabia Steamboat Museum with a brief history of the Great White Arabia sinking and excavation of the ship. The article also includes images of some of the artifacts at the museum.
Struggling Union Station Makes Switch to New Track
February 28, 2010
Article describes the continuing financial struggles of Union Station, as well as plans by Station leaders to generate revenue and cut expenses. The new direction calls for leasing additional space inside...
Tank Rolls through History
May 25, 2014
Article focuses upon the Renault FT17 tank on display at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Senior Curator, Doran Cart is interviewed and provides details concerning the tank's story....
The 1950's All-Electric House Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee
Article describes the 50th anniversary of the Kansas City Power and Light Co.'s "All-Electric House," now located on the grounds of the Johnson County Museum of History. The house was a suburban prototype...
The Greenfield Washington Hotel Museum
Booklet summarizes the history of the Washington Hotel in Greenfield, Missouri. The hotel's and town's connections to various activities related to the Civil War in Missouri are explained. The author provides...
The Kemper Comes to the Crossroads
Article describes the newest location of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in the Crossroads District. Kemper at the Crossroads opens November 7, 2008, and admission is free to the public.
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