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'Zippy' Pins KC On the Map
May 22, 2004
Various locations in Kansas City have recently been included in the 'Zippy' cartoon strip that runs in the Kansas City Star. Places included: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary...
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
A 'Final Countdown'
June 29, 2006
The new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open on June 16, 2007. The addition is a 165,000-square-feet glass and steel structure designed by Steven Holl. The inaugural exhibitions...
A Big Honor for BNIM
December 17, 2010
The American Institute of Architects named the Kansas City architectural firm of BNIM as firm of the year for 2011, “the group’s highest honor given to a company.” “Recognized for its distinguished...
A Loss for the Community
September 25, 2013
Obituary for local philanthropist Marion Helzberg Bloch who died at the age of 83 of a brain tumor. Marion was a lifelong resident of Kanass City and the wife of H&R Block co-founder Henry Bloch. The Blochs'...
A Meter Still Running
Review of painting show at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
A Page for Collectors: A Great American Collection of English Pottery
Short article about the museum's British art pieces.
A Pictorial Historian
Brief article describing a George Catlin exhibit on loan (from the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles from the Smithsonian Institution from Jun 4-August...
A Proposed New Parking Lot
Illustrated map of the "proposed new parking lot (outlined) for the Nelson Gallery of Art and Atkins Museum" at 45th and Rockhill Roads.
A Tiny Renoir Began Impressive Obsession
June 3, 2007
Article spotlighting the personal collection of French Impressionist paintings of Henry and Marion Bloch. For the last 35 years the Blochs have acquired works from such artists as Manet, Monet, Renior...
A Young City Will Greet You
Photos and article about tourist sites in Kansas City for the "1939 Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs in Kansas City. Description and history of...
Abraham Lincoln Bust At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
June 7, 1976
In 1946, the school children of Kansas City, Missouri, through the Patriots and Pioneers Memorial Foundation, donated a bust of Abraham Lincoln to the Nelson Gallery of Art. The bust portrays Lincoln at...
Adele's Hallmark on Philanthropy
May 12, 2007
This is the third in a series of articles paying tribute to people who have had a major impact on the continuing expansion and success of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Featured in this installment is...
After Delicate Labor and a Few Kicks, Art Glistens in the Sun
October 5, 2004
Illustrations and photos complement this article about the German-made, U-shaped channel glass being used in construction of an addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Seventeen types of glass will...
Aloof no More…Guanyin Rocks
Description of Redesign of Nelson-Atkins Gallery of African Art.
America's Tax Man Turning 90
July 29, 2012
Article featuring a profile and an interview with Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block. Natives of Kansas City, Bloch and his brother Richard started H&R Block in 1955, running advertisements in the...
American Artist, American Indians
February 8, 2004
Article notes the traveling exhibit of George Catlin's paintings of American Indians, currently at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibit opened February 7, 2004 and will run until April 18, 2004....
An Egyptian Gem for KC
December 17, 2007
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has recently purchased "a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago." The coffin does not include a mummy (the museum already...
Referred to as "one of the finest art museums in America," with some history and description of its holdings.
Art Alone Enduring
Article about the influences of three women on Midwest art appreciation: Mary Frances Sheldon, Sarah Hannah Joslyn, and Mary McAfee Atkins, the last from Kansas City and instrumental in the founding of...
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