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Kansas City Museum’s Future in Flux
July 15, 2013
Article on the uncertainty surrounding the management of the Kansas City Museum. “The museum’s advisory board is considering a new business plan that rests on breaking the management contract with...
Kansas City Public Library
Beginning of the Kansas City Public Library on December 5, 1873. First library was located at 11th and Locust in the High School Building. The Library/Board of Education offices relocated several times...
KC Museum Adds Presidential Sax
December 21, 2007
A saxophone played by President Bill Clinton has been added to the collection of the American Jazz Museum located in the 18th and Vine district. The instrument is a gift from Clinton and has been in his...
Kemper Hires a New Curator
August 9, 2009
The Kemper Museum of Modern Art has named Barbara O'Brien as its fifth curator. O'Brien is a Bonner Springs, Kansas, native and formerly an assistant professor of art and director of the Trustman Art Gallery...
Kemper Museum Ready to Expand into Downtown
December 8, 2007
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has purchased the Dolphin Gallery at 1901 Baltimore Avenue. Dolphin Owner, John O'Brien, was one of the early adopters in the Crossroads District arriving around 1992....
Kemper Museum to Open Space in Crossroads District
August 1, 2008
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will be opening a downtown venue at 1901 Baltimore Avenue on November 7, 2008. The space will be used for exhibitions and administrative functions. It positions them...
Kendrick Resigns from Negro Leagues Museum
February 12-18, 2010
Article about the resignation of Negro Leagues Museum marketing director Bob Kendrick features an interview with Kendrick. Article also discusses Museum's recent challenges because of death of John "Buck"...
King Louie Buy a Good Deal?
March 3, 2012
Johnson County officials have purchased the vacant King Louie West bowling alley for $2 million dollars with plans to spend an additional $1.6 million in renovations for the dillapidated building. The...
Last Day at the Kansas City Museum
January 9, 2008
Article and photos of the last day of events held at the Kansas City Museum before it closes its doors to visitors and undergoes a $2 million renovation. The facility is not expected to reopen until late-2009...
Leavenworth - Equine Surgery
March 27, 2007
Captioned photograph showing a carousel in the background and man carving. Caption reads, "Even wooden horses need care. When the C. W. Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth is closed, volunteers often...
Lenses on the Lawn
April 30, 2007
Article praises Steven Holl's addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, as "laudably functional, with a clear layout, handsome and logically designed galleries, and a suffusion of natural light." The author...
Liberty Memorial Profile
October 7, 2008
Information concerning the memorial/museum:
Developer: Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Liberty Memorial Association
Architect (memorial restoration and...
Article describes blossoming of Kansas City as a "culture hub" focusing particularly on visual arts. The Nelson-Atkins, Nerman, and Kemper Museums are profiled as well as public art, galleries and foundations...
Longtime Museum Director to Retire
April 22, 2009
Marc Wilson, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, plans to retire in 2010 after nearly 30 years at the museum. Includes a sidebar of key events that happened during his tenure.
More than Meets the Eye
June 10, 2007
Article following opening of Bloch Building discusses importance of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to Kansas City. Total cost of the project was $196.4 million but the rave reviews the building has attracted...
Muse for the Masses
Pictures and short article about the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and its new Bloch Building. Pictures include Caravaggio's "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness," Van Gogh's "Olive Orchard" (one of...
Museum a Bit Less Creepy with Bright New Look
January 5, 2014
Article describes changes made to the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, by interpretative planner Sara Wilson. Wilson's background and the history of the museum are described. Wilson is...
Museum Contract Formalizes Contact
July 4, 2007
The city of Kansas City, Missouri, and Union Station Kansas City, Inc. (USKC)--the management group for Union Station and the Kansas City Museum--have agreed to a new 20-year management contract. In recent...
Museum to Honor Negro League Baseball Stars
December 17, 1990
Photos (including Satchel Paige) and article about the planned opening of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City in 1992 to honor and spread awareness of great black baseball players of the past...
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