Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Central Standard
2:09 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Social Media Trends & New African Art Curator

On this Central Standard, meet the new quarter-time African Art curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Nii Quarcoopome.

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Visual Arts
10:30 am
Thu December 22, 2011

The Installation Of A New Luis Tomasello Mural

Inside the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, there’s a new installation taking shape: Luis Tomasello's Chromoplastic Mural. When it’s completed, nearly 700 small white cubes, painted fluorescent orange underneath, will dot the wall and create a subtle glow.

One of the goals of Julian Zugazoitia, director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is to bring more people into the museum.

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Visual Arts
2:03 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Roxy Paine's 'Ferment' at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

April, 2011: The ribbon cutting ceremony of Roxy Paine's Ferment at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

The elaborately crafted Roxy Paine sculpture called Ferment resembles a 56-foot tall stainless steel tree. It's a new addition to the sculpture park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. KCUR's Laura Spencer takes a look at the New York-based artist's connections to Kansas City and the two-week installation process.

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Visual Arts
9:54 am
Fri January 15, 2010

WEB EXTRA: Adele Hall Talks about Personal Favorites in African Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art announced a promised gift of seven works of African art from the private collection of Adele and Donald Hall, in honor of the Museum's 75th Anniversary.

Kansas City, MO – According to Adele Hall, a personal favorite is a work she and her husband, Donald Hall, affectionately call "The King." She says, "You see the tilt of his head and the chin coming out, the strength of the pose. He is saying, 'I am king! My household is protected and this place will stay safe.'"

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Performance
3:58 pm
Fri May 9, 2008

StoneLion Puppet Theatre Presents 'The Spirit Of The Wood'

On Mother's Day weekend, StoneLion Puppet Theatre unveiled The Spirit of the Wood. It's a giant interactive puppet spectacle that the community helped build: a 20 foot monster of trash, 9 foot giant butterflies, 20 foot walking trees, and lots and lots of frogs.

Kansas City, MO – Artistic director Heather Nisbett-Loewenstein provided this preview before a recent rehearsal on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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