Live From The Nelson-Atkins: 'Forty-Part Motet,' And Museums As Gathering Places

Dec 7, 2016

Nelson-Atkins Director Julián Zugazagoitia, left, and photographer Mike Sinclair, center, discuss with 'Up To Date' host Steve Kraske how a museum can double as a place to view art and as an active public space to socialize.
Credit Luke X. Martin / KCUR 89.3

After a carol from the Heartland Men's Chorus, we delve into The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibition featuring a 16th century piece of music you have to hear to believe. Then, we explore how museums serve as places for community congregation, not simply as repositories for art.

'Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet' is on display at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art until March 19, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

''The Nelson - Photographs by Mike Sinclair' is at Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty, Kansas City, Missouri, through December 21, 2016.