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Thu March 11, 2010

Retiring Nelson-Atkins Director/CEO Reflects on Legacy

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's Director and CEO Marc Wilson retires June 2010. He's the museum's fourth director, and it's a position he's held since 1982.

Kansas City, MO – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's Director/CEO Marc Wilson retires in June after 28 years in the post. Wilson's one of the longest serving museum directors, and only the fourth director of the museum since it opened in 1933.

During his tenure, he oversaw a $385 million capital campaign, which included the Bloch Building addition. But Wilson's relationship to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and his influence go back to the late 1960s, as KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

"Expressions of Brush and Ink: Literati and Chan (Zen) Painting of China and Japan"

January 13, 2010?August 1, 2010

Note: 16 of the 23 paintings displayed were acquired during Marc Wilson's 39-year Museum career.

Location: Nelson-Atkins Building, Gallery 222


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