The Crystal Palace from the northeast from Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, published 1854.
Credit Castellani, Italy (Rome), 1814–1927. Diadem, ca. 1860. Gold. 1 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. (2.5 x 14 x 11 cm) / Private Collection.
Similar designs of this diadem were shown at the London International Exhibition of 1862.
Credit Fukagawa Yeizaemon, Japanese, 1833–1889. Vase, ca. 1875. Glazed and enameled porcelain. 30 x 13 in. (76.3 x 32.9 cm). / Philadelphia Museum of Art: The General Hector Tyndale Memorial Collection, 1897, 1897-352a.
Japanese vase shown at the Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876.
Credit John La Farge, American, 1831–1910. Lunette, ca. 1880–82. Stained glass. Framed: 34 3/4 x 68 7/8 x 2 in. (88.3 x 174.9 x 5.1 cm). / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Otto Heinigke, 1916, 16.153.1.
This lunette was shown at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1889.
Credit Louis Majorelle, French, 1859–1926. Cabinet, ca. 1900. Kingwood, mahogany, amaranth with various woods, gilded bronze, and replacement textile. 71 5/8 x 23 1/4 x 18 1/8 in. (181.9 x 59.1 x 46 cm). / Indianapolis Museum of Art, Purchased in memory of Josephine Cowgill Jameson (Mrs. Booth Tarkington Jameson) by the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Josephine Cowgill Jameson Fund, 1991.42.
A model of this cabinet was shown at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900.
Moving sidewalk, Pont des Invalides. Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900. Courtesy of Brown University Library.
Credit Raymond Ruys, designer, Belgian, 1885–1956. Delheid Frères, manufacturer, Belgium (Brussels), 1828–1981. Zaire Centerpiece Bowl, 1930. Silver. 5 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (13.3 x 27.3 cm) / The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Purchase: the Charlotte and Perry Faeth Fund, 2002.4.
Zaire Centerpiece bowl, shown at the Exposition Internationale Coloniale, Maritime et d'Art Flamand, Antwerp, 1930.
Credit Gilbert Rohde, American, 1894–1944. Herman Miller Clock Company, United States (Zeeland, MI), 1927–1937. Z-Clock, 1933. Glass, enamel and chromium-plated steel. 11 3/4 x 12 x 3 in. (29.9 x 30.5 x 7.6 cm). / Dallas Museum of Art, anonymous gift, 2006.19.
A model of this Z-Clock was shown at A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933.
Credit Westinghouse Manufacturing and Electric Company, United States (Pittsburgh, PA), 1886–present. Radio Broadcasting Panel, 1933. Micarta with aluminum, steel and wood. 49 1/2 x 97 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (125.7 x 247.7 x 3.2 cm). / The Wolfsonian-Flordia International University, Miami Beach, Flordia, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, XX1989.190a-c.
Radio broadcasting panel shown at A Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933.
Credit PLCjr on Flickr.com / Wikipedia Commons
View of the 1964 New York World's Fair from the observation towers of the New York State Pavilion; the Unisphere is in the center, Shea Stadium background left.
Credit Eberhard von Nellenburg / Wikipedia Commons
Habitat 67, a housing complex designed by architect Moshe Safdie, built for Expo 67 in Montreal.
With a limited budget and 81 days, Generator Studio constructed an interactive space in conjunction with Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851–1939 on the grounds of The Nelson.
Major League Soccer has tried new ways in recent years to generate publicity for the SuperDraft – when college graduates and others are signed to the league. On January 11, the day before the SuperDraft took place in Kansas City, MLS prospects mixed it up...at a museum.
From the Ferris wheel to the ice cream cone, some pretty influential things have been unveiled at World's Fairs. For Kansas City, even an upcoming exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art featuring World's Fair fare is getting some local designers and architects excited.
"Rodin: Sculptures from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation" displays 40 bronze sculptures in the Bloch Lobby of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Mo. – The exhibition, only the second to be installed in the lobby, is divided into three sections: figures related to the "Gates of Hell," a massive bronze portal; commissioned historical and cultural heroes; and a series of hands.
Acquiring new art for a museum's permanent collection can be a complex, and sometimes political process. When the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art found out they'd be able to keep three of New York-based artist Roxy Paine's Scumak sculptures, they decided to open up the decision to the public.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Mo. – Acquiring new art for a museum's permanent collection can be a complex, and sometimes political process.
Kansas City, MO – Looks like the University of Kansas may become home to the original typewritten rules of basketball. The game was invented by James Naismith in Massachusetts in 1892, six years before he became a KU professor and basketball coach.
Kansas City, MO – Two yellowed typewritten pages laying out the rules of one of the world's most popular sports will go on the Sotheby's auction block on December 10. The original 13 rules of basketball were written in 1892 by the Canadian-born physician, Presbyterian minister and physical education professor James Naismith.
For more than 500 years, African cultures have responded to European contact with a range of emotions - from admiration to resentment.
Kansas City, MO – An exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, "Through African Eyes," tells the story from the African point of view, through more than 90 artworks: bronze sculptures, photographs, wooden masks, paintings, and other objects made of ivory, metal and textiles. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.