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Art Gallery for Kansas City
March 10, 1906
Under Notes and Clippings: "Col. Thomas H. Swope, who a few years ago gave to Kansas City 1,300 acres of land, now known as Swope Park, will early in the year give to the city a magnificent gallery of...
Art Installations Need More 'Wow'
June 10, 2007
Review of exhibits in newly opened Bloch Building.
Art Museum Gets a Major Gift
October 23, 2009
Morton and Estelle Sosland have made a gift of about 200 "rare and important objects of Northwest Coast art" to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gaylord Torrence, curator of American Indian art, said that...
Bess Wallace Truman Gravestone
Grave marker for Bess Wallace Truman, wife of President Harry S. Truman at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri.
Biography of Laurence Sickman (1906-1988), Museum Curator and Director
Biography of Mary Atkins (1836-1911), Benefactress
Blochs Add To Nelson Treasures
February 5, 2010
A promised gift of 29 impressionist works was made today by Marion and Henry Bloch. According to Marc Wilson, director and CEO of the Nelson, this is the largest gift the museum has received. The gift...
Bold + Beyond: The New Nelson-Atkins
June 7, 2007
Sixteen-page special section profiling the "new" Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, including the grand opening of the Bloch Building, expansion of the orginal building, and new exhibits. One of the articles,...
Boosters Sketch Plans For Bingham Museum
February 26, 2008
A group of people are proposing an art museum be put in the old Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, in an effort to help generate money for the $10 million restoration of the courthouse...
Brighter Outlook at Union Station
December 22, 2010
“The balance sheet as of the end of October showed a positive cash flow of more than $1.5 million and pointed to a robust end-of-the-year surplus – a first for the station that only managed to break...
Catalogue of the Nelson Gallery of Art
Listing of each piece of art with artist, type of artwork, date, and museum of origin as of 1904 in what was originally called the Western Gallery of Art.
Celebrating All Things Irish
May 7, 2008
Since March 2007, the Irish Museum and Cultural Center has been located in Union Station in the lower level west wing. "The free-admission center has exhibits on Irish immigration, photos of early Irish...
Article describes the William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative, "a 10-year, $10 million gift," begun in 1999 to purchase contemporary art for the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
Chester A. Reynolds and the Cowboy Hall of Fame
Chester A. Reynolds, President of the H. D. Lee Company in Kansas City, Missouri, called the first meeting to discuss the building of the Cowboy Hall of Fame on January 20, 1955. Reynolds was born in 1887...
Children's Museum Closing
The Children's Museum of Kansas City closed August 9, 2008. The Museum merged with Wonderscope of Shawnee earlier in the year.
College Basketball Experience Scores Big in KC
November 8, 2011
Kevin Henderson, CEO of the College Basketball Experience and companion National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame which is part of the Sprint Center campus, says, "We deserve our own separate identity."...
College Names Sculpture Park for Oppenheimers
July 31, 2011
Johnson County Community College announced that the lawn in front of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will be renamed the Oppenheimer Sculpture Park. Marti and Tony Oppenheimer are the museum's largest...
Cook Named Kemper Curator
July 8, 2007
Christopher Cook was appointed the new curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Cook first joined the museum in 2006 as assistant curator and has served as acting curator since March 2007. He...
September 7, 2013
Article provides details concerning the opening of the Jackson County Museum of Art, located within the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence, Missouri. Some of the items on display, 27 paintings...
Curator Becomes Kemper Director
June 8, 2012
Barbara O'Brien will replace Rachel Blackburn Cozad as the chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. O'Brien has served as curator since 2009 and...
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