Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org en Take A Sneak Peek Of The New King Tut Exhibit At Union Station http://kcur.org/post/take-sneak-peek-new-king-tut-exhibit-union-station <p>The Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, or King Tut, has been a subject of fascination ever since his tomb was discovered in 1922. The young king, who died at the age of 19, and his golden treasures have inspired films, fashion, <a href="https://screen.yahoo.com/king-tut-000000724.html">music</a>, travel and exhibitions. <em>The Discovery of King Tut</em>, has toured 20 cities since 2008, and it makes its first stop in North America at Union Station on Friday.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:05:22 +0000 Laura Spencer 53643 at http://kcur.org Take A Sneak Peek Of The New King Tut Exhibit At Union Station Thomas Hart Benton's 125th Birthday At The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/thomas-hart-bentons-125th-birthday-kansas-city-museum <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas Hart Benton was one of Kansas City's most famous artists. This year marks the </span>125th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary of his birth, and the Kansas City Museum is throwing a birthday party by displaying some of Benton's most prominent lithographs in a </span><a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/BENTON/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">special exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:01:22 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53452 at http://kcur.org Thomas Hart Benton's 125th Birthday At The Kansas City Museum Inside The Collection Of The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/inside-collection-kansas-city-museum <p></p><p>In December, <a href="http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-approves-new-management-kc-museum">a city ordinance shifted management</a> of the <a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/">Kansas City Museum</a> from <a href="http://www.unionstation.org/">Union Station Kansas City, Inc</a>. to the&nbsp; parks department, as of May 1, 2014. Corinthian Hall, the home of the museum, is under renovation – so much of the vast collection remains in storage at Union Station.</p><p>So what's in the museum's collection of more than 70,000 objects?</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 49086 at http://kcur.org Inside The Collection Of The Kansas City Museum Kansas City Council Approves New Management For KC Museum http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-approves-new-management-kc-museum <p>After years of discussion, the Kansas City Council Thursday approved a new long-term agreement for the Kansas City Museum. Union Station Kansas City has managed the museum since 2000. The agreement transfers it to the city’s parks and recreation department. But the bulk of the collection remains owned by Union Station.&nbsp;</p><p>"This is a very long awaited resolution to a somewhat extended and difficult partnership that we've had with Union Station," says Councilwoman Jan Marcason, who introduced the ordinance before the council. It passed with a unanimous vote.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:53:28 +0000 Laura Spencer 47898 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Council Approves New Management For KC Museum City Plans To Take Back Management Of Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/city-plans-take-back-management-kansas-city-museum <p>The city of Kansas City, Mo. is one step closer to taking back management of the city-owned <a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/">Kansas City Museum</a>. A contract has been in place with Union Station Kansas City since 2000. It’s taken time and effort to reach a new agreement.</p><p><strong>Charting a new path</strong></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 47392 at http://kcur.org City Plans To Take Back Management Of Kansas City Museum Kansas City Council Weighs Split Between Museum And Union Station http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-weighs-split-between-museum-and-union-station <p>The Kansas City council is looking at a proposal for the city to take control of the Kansas City Museum and its collection. The move would cut the strained ties between the museum and Union Station, which has managed the museum since 2000.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:07:05 +0000 Maria Carter 47252 at http://kcur.org Board Votes, Again, To Sever KC Museum Ties With Union Station http://kcur.org/post/board-votes-again-sever-kc-museum-ties-union-station <p>The <a href="http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/liveweb/Boards/Board.aspx?q=NOMjUi%2bujYzwgyN2MMdAatp761xgfGLSKkMdH2D81w44dFXPzzPZgfk1MtHO7VyB">Kansas City Museum Advisory Board</a> on Monday approved a plan recommending the <a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/">Kansas City Museum </a>separate from <a href="http://www.unionstation.org/">Union Station</a>. The board meeting opened with a <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/sunshinelaw/">Sunshine Law</a> training. The last time the board voted on this issue, the city attorney&rsquo;s office said it violated the state&rsquo;s open meetings law.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 02:38:25 +0000 Laura Spencer 45204 at http://kcur.org Board Votes, Again, To Sever KC Museum Ties With Union Station From Musician To Community Advocate, The Lupe Gonzalez Orchestra http://kcur.org/post/musician-community-advocate-lupe-gonzalez-orchestra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An exhibit opens this weekend at the <a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/index.html">Kansas City Museum</a> about Lupe Gonzalez, a local musician who became an icon in the Latino community. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His name may not be recognizable, and that&rsquo;s likely because Gonzalez never received national recognition.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:09:13 +0000 Esther Honig 45023 at http://kcur.org From Musician To Community Advocate, The Lupe Gonzalez Orchestra 6 Questions For Councilman Scott Wagner About The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/6-questions-councilman-scott-wagner-about-kansas-city-museum <p>In 2003, Scott Wagner moved to the city's historic Northeast and got interested in neighborhood issues. A year later, Wagner joined the mayor-appointed Kansas City Museum Advisory Board. "I've been involved now for nine years. I've seen quite a bit in that time," he laughs.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:09:42 +0000 Laura Spencer 40728 at http://kcur.org Museum Advisory Board Asks City To Reinstate Director http://kcur.org/post/museum-advisory-board-asks-city-reinstate-director <p>The Kansas City Museum Advisory Board has formally approved the business plan calling for the city to break <a href="http://Kansas City Museum">Kansas City Museum</a>'s ties with <a href="http://www.unionstation.org/">Union Station Kansas City</a>.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:22:56 +0000 Laura Spencer 40626 at http://kcur.org Museum Advisory Board Asks City To Reinstate Director Union Station And Kansas City Museum, Parting Ways? http://kcur.org/post/union-station-and-kansas-city-museum-parting-ways <p>The <a href="http://kansascitymuseum.org/">Kansas City Museum</a>’s house director Christopher Leitch <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/leadership-shake-kansas-city-museum">was fired</a> on Monday. Details have not been released because it’s considered a confidential HR matter. But rumors have circulated that this signals the potential closing of the museum and layoffs.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:27:12 +0000 Laura Spencer 40009 at http://kcur.org Leadership Shake Up At Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/leadership-shake-kansas-city-museum <p><strong>Update, 11:30 a.m.</strong>: "We are unchanged in our commitment in working with the city and our management contract to deliver programming for Kansas City Museum, both at Corinthian Hall and elsewhere," said Jerry Baber, chief financial officer of Union Station. "Our operation isn't changing, associated with the Kansas City Museum. Our relationship with the city isn't changing. This is strictly just an employment issue."</p><p>Denise Morrison, director of collections and curatorial services at Union Station, will step in as the museum's interim house director.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:29:28 +0000 Laura Spencer 39834 at http://kcur.org Leadership Shake Up At Kansas City Museum Kansas City Museum Celebrates History Of Innovation And Invention in KC http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-museum-celebrates-history-innovation-and-invention-kc <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Country Club Plaza is a staple in Kansas City, but did you know it was the first shopping mall in the country?</span></p><p>Barbers would still be cutting your whole head with scissors if Samuel Coffman hadn't invented electric hair clippers, and washing your dishes would be a much bigger hassle if Marion Trozzolo didn't think to combine Teflon with pans.</p><p>The history of innovation and invention conceived in Kansas City is crucial to the city's identity, and starting June 1 the Kansas City Museum will celebrate this history.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:05:44 +0000 Laura Spencer, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37636 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Museum Celebrates History Of Innovation And Invention in KC Archive Collects KC's Gay And Lesbian History http://kcur.org/post/archive-collects-kcs-gay-and-lesbian-history <p>Back in 1966, Drew Schaeffer started a small group in Kansas City called the Phoenix society. The creation of this group doesn’t make it into a lot of history books, but for some, it’s one of the biggest events in the history of Kansas City. The Phoenix society was Kansas City’s first gay pride organization, and its creation is just one of many milestones in the little-known history of gays and lesbians in Kansas City. The Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America is working to uncover that hidden history. Alex Smith recently met with the project’s director.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:05:59 +0000 Alex Smith 23118 at http://kcur.org Archive Collects KC's Gay And Lesbian History PHOTOS: Replanting A 1910 Garden At The Kansas City Museum http://kcur.org/post/photos-replanting-1910-garden-kansas-city-museum <p>The Kansas City Museum is in its third phase of a major restoration of Corinthian Hall, the old Northeast mansion that houses its collection. And the renovation doesn&rsquo;t stop at just bricks and mortar.&nbsp; A recent project aims to recreate the Georgian garden plantings that surrounded the mansion.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:12:29 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 19187 at http://kcur.org PHOTOS: Replanting A 1910 Garden At The Kansas City Museum Reconsidering The Legacy Of KC's Champion Cakewalker http://kcur.org/post/reconsidering-legacy-kcs-champion-cakewalker <p>Every month, the staff of the Kansas City Museum asks a local expert in some field to talk about a piece from the museum's collection for its Community Curator program. This month's talk is by Glenn North, the poet-in-residence at the American Jazz Museum, and it focuses on a painting that made North uncomfortable at first.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 19:45:32 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 18049 at http://kcur.org Reconsidering The Legacy Of KC's Champion Cakewalker Finding...Alvin Ailey http://kcur.org/post/findingalvin-ailey <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2e3d9b687f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2e3d9b687f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2e3d9b687f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-598359.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – African-American modern dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died nearly 20 years ago. But, until recently, his personal collection of photographs, costume sketches, stage notes and letters had not viewed by the public.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:37:00 +0000 1025 at http://kcur.org Finding...Alvin Ailey