visual arts http://kcur.org en Glore Psychiatric Museum Is A Missouri Mental Health Time Capsule http://kcur.org/post/glore-psychiatric-museum-missouri-mental-health-time-capsule <p>On Thursday's <em>Central Standard</em>, we looked back at the history of intervention in mental health crises, going all the way back to the 19th century.&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://stjosephmuseum.org/museums/glore/">Glore Psychiatric Museum</a> (formerly known as State Lunatic Asylum #2) captures both the treatments of the past and the controversies they sparked. Treatments in mental health hospitals once ranged from a "bath of surprise," which disrupted thought-patterns by dropping the patient into a shockingly cold bath, to lobotomies and fever cabinets.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:26:47 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christina Lieffring 57611 at http://kcur.org Glore Psychiatric Museum Is A Missouri Mental Health Time Capsule A Visiting Curator's Perspective On Kansas City's Art Scene http://kcur.org/post/visiting-curators-perspective-kansas-citys-art-scene <p>Danny Orendorff arrived in Kansas City a year ago to serve as Curator-in-Residence for the Charlotte Street Foundation. Before he arrived in town for this rotating position, his career was split between San Francisco and Chicago.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:43:37 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 56380 at http://kcur.org A Visiting Curator's Perspective On Kansas City's Art Scene Slideshow: Artist Robert Morris Tours New 'Glass Labyrinth' In Sculpture Park http://kcur.org/post/slideshow-artist-robert-morris-tours-new-glass-labyrinth-sculpture-park <p>Robins hopped on the manicured lawn at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday as New York-based artist Robert Morris and a small entourage previewed his new work, "Glass Labyrinth." The 7-foot-tall triangular sculpture consists of one-inch thick glass plate walls topped with bronze.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:05:37 +0000 Julie Denesha 56136 at http://kcur.org Slideshow: Artist Robert Morris Tours New 'Glass Labyrinth' In Sculpture Park 3 Questions For Prairiefire Museum Director Uli Sailer Das http://kcur.org/post/3-questions-prairiefire-museum-director-uli-sailer-das <p>A new museum linked to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, opens Monday in Overland Park, Kan. The <a href="http://Tyrannosaurus rex">Museum at Prairiefire</a>, at 135th and Nall, will feature two traveling exhibitions a year from the New York-based museum, as well as permanent displays, a hands-on children's discovery room, classrooms and a cafe.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:33:13 +0000 Laura Spencer 55504 at http://kcur.org 3 Questions For Prairiefire Museum Director Uli Sailer Das 5 Questions For The Guys Reimagining Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Studio http://kcur.org/post/5-questions-guys-reimagining-disneys-laugh-o-gram-studio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Walt Disney opened his first animation studio, Laugh-O-Gram, on the second floor of a red-brick building near </span>31<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Troost in Kansas City, Mo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The business folded in 1923, and the building, due to deteriorating conditions, was almost torn down about a decade ago. </span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:07:53 +0000 Laura Spencer 55119 at http://kcur.org 5 Questions For The Guys Reimagining Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Studio Walt Disney's Role In Transforming Troost http://kcur.org/post/walt-disneys-role-transforming-troost <p>An attempt to breathe life into a building near Troost Avenue with ties to Walt Disney could help erase the corridor’s stigma as a key dividing line in Kansas City, says Butch Rigby.</p><p>Rigby, chairman of the non-profit Thank you Walt Disney, is behind <a href="http://kcur.org/post/5-questions-guys-reimagining-disneys-laugh-o-gram-studio">an effort to revitalize Laugh-O-Gram Studio</a>, which is just east of 31<sup>st</sup> Street and Troost.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 11:06:05 +0000 Laura Spencer 55077 at http://kcur.org Walt Disney's Role In Transforming Troost A New Era For The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/new-era-kansas-city-museum <p>Thursday marks a new chapter for the Kansas City Museum. The city’s parks and recreation department takes over management – and a new executive director is on board.&nbsp;</p><p>Since 2012, Anna Marie Tutera has served as executive director of the Wornall/Majors House Museums. Now, she’s taking over leadership of another historic home: Corinthian Hall.</p><p>The former residence of lumber baron R. A. Long and his family, Corinthian Hall is located in the city's historic northeast. It's housed the Kansas City Museum since 1940.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:25:34 +0000 Laura Spencer 55043 at http://kcur.org A New Era For The Kansas City Museum Kansas City Art Institute Students Interpret Lyric Opera's 'Die Fledermaus' http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-art-institute-students-interpret-lyric-operas-die-fledermaus <p>It's a Thursday morning in the rehearsal space at the Lyric Opera Center in the Crossroads Arts District. About 20 students from the Kansas City Art Institute stand on either side of a long table covered with sketches, floor and building plans and colorful set drawings. They reach into pockets to snap photos with cell phones, or focus in with larger cameras.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:58:43 +0000 Laura Spencer 54947 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Art Institute Students Interpret Lyric Opera's 'Die Fledermaus' 'Roads Of Arabia' Exhibition At The Nelson Reveals Layered Past http://kcur.org/post/roads-arabia-exhibition-nelson-reveals-layered-past <p>Standing near the entrance of the new exhibition,&nbsp;<em>Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,</em>&nbsp;on Wednesday, Julián Zugazagoitia, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, called the more than 200 recently discovered artifacts a "revelation for humanity."</p><p>Two roads are explored: the incense trade routes, caravans transporting frankincense and myrrh from Arabia to Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman world, as well as the network of roads for travelers on religious pilgrimages to Mecca.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:42:36 +0000 Laura Spencer 54698 at http://kcur.org 'Roads Of Arabia' Exhibition At The Nelson Reveals Layered Past Kansas City 'Anti-Art School' Expands Community While Holding It Together http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-anti-art-school-expands-community-while-holding-it-together <p></p><p>A nearly decade-old art movement called Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is one of the more quirky ways artists find community in metros across the globe. But Kansas City's version is known for taking that quirkiness a step further, and for uniting a new and growing artist community when it needed it most.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Lauren Kirby & Julie Denesha 53888 at http://kcur.org Kansas City 'Anti-Art School' Expands Community While Holding It Together The Nelson-Atkins' Art Conservator On What It's Like To Restore An El Greco http://kcur.org/post/nelson-atkins-art-conservator-what-its-restore-el-greco <p>Imagine spending a year – or more – restoring an artwork, trying to bring back the touch, or the brushstroke, of a master. That’s what Scott Heffley, senior conservator of paintings at the <a href="http://nelson-atkins.org/">Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art</a>, has been doing with an El Greco painting (ca. 1580-1585) called <em>The Penitent Magdalene</em>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Art and science do mix</strong></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:43:44 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 52091 at http://kcur.org The Nelson-Atkins' Art Conservator On What It's Like To Restore An El Greco Kansas City Federal Reserve Commissions Student Art For Centennial http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-federal-reserve-commissions-student-art-centennial <p></p><p>Congress established the Federal Reserve System a century ago. To mark its centennial, the <a href="http://www.kc.frb.org/">Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City</a> is working with <a href="http://art.ku.edu/">University of Kansas students</a> to turn some of its own history - from name plates to modems - into a new art installation.</p><p><strong>Shaping a range of objects, from mundane to archival, into art</strong></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:28:05 +0000 Laura Spencer 51926 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Federal Reserve Commissions Student Art For Centennial Kansas City Artists Take Studio Break And Paint Outdoors http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-artists-take-studio-break-and-paint-outdoors <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Every Sunday for the last two years or so, a group of artists has been heading outside to capture the charm of Kansas City on their canvases. You might even see them, brush in hand, in the West Bottoms or at Longview Lake. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lauren Kirby 50815 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Artists Take Studio Break And Paint Outdoors The Art Fantastic http://kcur.org/post/art-fantastic <p>When you watch a film like <em>Star Wars</em> or <em>Harry Potter</em>, the <strong>fantastical worlds they present seem to come alive</strong> on the screen with colorful planets and moving portraits.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 36869 at http://kcur.org The Art Fantastic 'Working Words' Literary Event Comes To First Friday http://kcur.org/post/working-words-literary-event-comes-first-friday <p></p><p>The worlds of <strong>creative writing</strong> and <strong>visual art</strong> are woven together for an upcoming First Friday event in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:27:40 +0000 Laurie Arbore & Jabulani Leffall 26876 at http://kcur.org 'Working Words' Literary Event Comes To First Friday Connecting To Visual Arts With PLUG Projects http://kcur.org/post/connecting-visual-arts-plug-projects <p>On this Tuesday’s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank">Central Standard</a>,</em> plug into a conversation with the artists behind the new arts gallery PLUG Projects. We’ll discuss their efforts to bring more thought-provoking works to Kansas City, local fundraising initiatives and resources to help develop local art writing and critique.</p><p>Later in the hour, visiting artist <strong>Carrie Scanga</strong> talks about "BREATHE: The Emergent Colony," her new experimental, collaborative exhibition that's transforming PLUG's gallery space. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:27:20 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Jabulani Leffall & Julie Denesha 24617 at http://kcur.org Connecting To Visual Arts With PLUG Projects 6 Tips For KC Fringe http://kcur.org/post/6-tips-kc-fringe <h2>The 8th annual <a href="http://www.kcfringe.org/2012/index.php">KC Fringe Festival</a>, a 10-day festival of cultural arts, kicks off this week. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 20898 at http://kcur.org 6 Tips For KC Fringe Top Of The Morning News: Friday, May 11, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-friday-may-11-2012 <p>A printmaker returns to his Missouri roots, and the Kansas House passes a redisctricting plan for the Senate.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 14:43:20 +0000 Maria Carter 17489 at http://kcur.org