Live From The Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art: First Impressions Of The New Bloch Galleries

Mar 6, 2017

The Bloch family's philanthropy in Kansas City is prolific, driven largely by Henry Bloch's philosophy that "when you have three meals, it's time to help the next guy," says Henry's son Thomas.
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The Bloch family has given a lot to Kansas City, including a donation of 29 masterworks by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists of the late 19th century to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Today we're live from the Bloch Galleries, previewing the collection's new home inside the museum. 

From the art hanging on the walls to the technology hidden between them, everything about the space was obsessed over, creating a visitor experience like none other.

The Bloch Galleries open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11. Admission is free, but timed tickets are required for the first weekend. For more information, visit