museum http://kcur.org en Early Man And Mammoths: Linda Hall Exhibit Shows Human History http://kcur.org/post/early-man-and-mammoths-linda-hall-exhibit-shows-human-history <p>In the early 19th century, it was commonly believed that humans were a relatively new species, existing for only about 6,000 years. However, the discovery of human remains alongside stone tools and extinct animals began to change some minds in the scientific community in the 1840s, leading to the now-commonly accepted belief in human antiquity.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:45:49 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 19463 at http://kcur.org Early Man And Mammoths: Linda Hall Exhibit Shows Human History Kemper Museum Announces Resignation Of Director http://kcur.org/post/kemper-museum-announces-resignation-director <p>The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announced on Friday it has begun a search for a new director. According to museum officials, director and CEO Rachael Blackburn Cozad has resigned. Fri, 18 May 2012 17:50:28 +0000 Laura Spencer 17921 at http://kcur.org Kemper Museum Announces Resignation Of Director Economy Rebounding, Kemper Museum Cuts Staff http://kcur.org/post/economy-rebounding-kemper-museum-cuts-staff <p>Despite a <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2012/05/11/3605047/kc-art-museums-recover-from-recessions.html">recent article in <em>The Kansas City Star</em></a> titled &quot;Sting of recession fades for Kansas City art museums,&quot; the sting <em>has not faded</em> - and perhaps still burns - for newly terminated employees at the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a>.</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 17:30:23 +0000 Laura Spencer 17876 at http://kcur.org Economy Rebounding, Kemper Museum Cuts Staff KC History: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Celebrates 100th Anniversary http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-mark-twain-boyhood-home-museum-celebrates-100th-anniversary <p>What comes to mind when you think of famous Missourians? Brad Pitt, or Thomas Hart Benton, or Sheryl Crow? Well, of course, but even more long-enduring is the beloved author and satirist Mark Twain.</p><p>On <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard-friday">Central Standard Friday</a></em>, our host Monroe Dodd interviews Cindy Lovell, executive director of the <strong><a href="http://www.marktwainmuseum.org/index.php/community-projects/100-years-of-memories"> Mark Twain Boyhood Home &amp; Museum</a></strong>. The museum celebrates its 100th anniversary on May 15th.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 18:29:59 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 17379 at http://kcur.org KC History: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Celebrates 100th Anniversary