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Glass Negative, Color
Ford, Susan Jezak
Detail view of entrance of Mineral Hall, designed by Louis Curtiss and located at 4340 Oak.
Full frontal view of Mineral Hall, designed by Louis Curtiss and located at 4340 Oak.
Charlotte Street Recipient Tapped for Residency
August 1, 2006
The Charlotte Street Foundation and Art Omi have created an Artists' Residency program in Columbia County, New York. The first award recipient was Callyann Casteel, a 2002 graduate of the Kansas City Art...
Photos and information on Cindy Snodgrass, a Kansas City Art Institute graduate exhibiting her sculptures and tapestries in the 1970s from the top of Chicago skyscrapers, overhanging Lake Michigan.
College Begins Celebrating Its 125th Anniversary
January 19, 2010
The Kansas City Art Institute is celebrating its 125th anniversary during 2010. The institute started in 1885 "when a group of Kansas City residents formed a sketch club to talk about the arts," stated...
Community Leader John W. Uhlmann Dies
August 23, 2009
Obituary for John Uhlmann (64), businessman and Jewish community leader. Uhlmann was chairman of the board of The Uhlmann Co., a family-owned grocery products firm. He was also past president of the Hyman...
Compulsion to Paint
December 17, 2006
Photographs and story about Wilbur Niewald, a former art instructor of the Kansas City Art Institute of 43 years who received the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in April 2006.
Condominium Owners File Suit To Head Off Artwork Accident
May 6-12, 2005
Owners of some of the condominiums in the Vanity Fair building at 700 W. 48th Street are suing the building manager over the ceramic heads perched on top of the building. They claim the heads are dangerous...
Copper, Glass and Lots of Class
August 30, 2006
The Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Painting Building at 4446 Oak on the Kansas City Art Institute campus now replaces the Epperson House, a converted 1909 residence. "With the opening of the new building,...
Creativity and Expression Can Replace Culture of Chaos
January 20, 2006
Article profiles Kansas City artist Emanuel Cooper Jr., owner of the Euphrates Gallery, Inc. Cooper, a 1978 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, founded the Euphrates Gallery "to develop an audience...
Curtain Is Set To Go Up By Fall 2011
March 13, 2009
Construction of the The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is underway but according to project manager Ken Dworak, it will be two more years before any performances take place. Dworak also stated...
File contains numerous newspaper articles and other material on sculptor Dale Eldred, former head of the sculpture department at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Daniel MacMorris: Going Strong at 85
Photos, illustrations, and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, an 85-year-old (in 1979) "painter and muralist of international renown" with "studio in the Sophian Plaza." Description of his life...
Deaths: David Benton Runnells
Obituary for David Benton Runnells, or David Runnells, "60, of 6017 Windsor Drive, Fairway, an architect here since 1946." Native of Oregon coming to Kansas City about 1943 as "head of the industrial design...
Deaths: Miss Sally Frank Ownby
Obituary for Miss Sally Frank Ownby, or Sally Ownby, "author of a cookbook" dying in 1964 at her house at "4340 Oak street." Description of "her home, a large house of rough stone with a front door executed...
Deaths: Mrs. Lula Jewell
Obituary for Lula Jewell, 96-year-old "widow of Lewis R. Jewell, former Kansas City alderman." Description of Lula's life and career, born in Wisconsin and coming to the Kansas City area in 1900, becoming...
Department of Public Works
Review of painting show at Grand Arts and outdoor sculpture show at Kansas City Art Institute, Linda Hall Library, and UMKC.
Drawing of August Meyer Residence
Full frontal and side view, also shows outbuilding; located at 4415 Warwick.
Drawn to the Comics
Photo and description of Richard Corben, artist for movies, comic books, and album covers, etc., growing up near DeSoto, Kansas, in the 1940s and 1950s, graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute to...
Early Kansas City Architects: Van Brunt and Howe
Photo and biographical article about Henry Van Brunt (1836-1903) and Frank Howe (1849-1909), partners in the Kansas City architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe, established here in 1885. Van Brunt a native...
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