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81. Kansas City Public Library 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...

82. KC Museum Adds Presidential Sax 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...

83. Kemper Hires a New Curator 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...

84. Kemper Museum Ready to Expand into Downtown 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....

85. Kemper Museum to Open Space in Crossroads District 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...

86. Kendrick Resigns from Negro Leagues Museum 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"...

87. King Louie Buy a Good Deal? 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...

88. Last Day at the Kansas City Museum 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...

89. Leavenworth - Equine Surgery 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...

90. Lenses on the Lawn 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...

91. Liberty Memorial Profile Liberty Memorial Profile 1999

92. Liberty Memorial/Museum Liberty Memorial/Museum October 7, 2008 Information concerning the memorial/museum:

Developer: Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Liberty Memorial Association
Architect (memorial restoration and...

93. Live-Work Options Live-Work Options October 2008 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...

94. Longtime Museum Director to Retire 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.

95. More than Meets the Eye 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...

96. Muse for the Masses Muse for the Masses December 2008 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...

97. Museum a Bit Less Creepy with Bright New Look 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...

98. Museum Contract Formalizes Contact 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...

99. Museum to Honor Negro League Baseball Stars 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...

100. Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club April 2, 2008 Article examining the dispute between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum owns the tennis club property and wants to relocate offices to the club and use the surrounding...