Editor’s Note: Last summer, the art market website artnet asked three dozen “well-traveled experts” to weigh in on the best artworks they saw as they toured the season’s fairs and exhibits. The group included Kansas City’s Julián Zugazagoitia, director & CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, whose remarks about works he encountered in the […]
As promised, this is in follow-up to my last column on the importance of employees with well-developed right brains (which control art and creativity), as well as those who tend to operate strictly through left-brain skills such as logic, mathematics and science, in a competitive business environment. I tend to think of myself as pretty […]
Nativity scenes have been a Christmas tradition for centuries, dating back to a living nativity staged by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) is ringing in this holiday season with a special display of Christmas crèches from the Bud and Jan Koupal Collection. Bud, a World War II veteran and retired Kansas City-based architect, has been volunteering at T/m since its inception in 1982, giving him the record as the longest-serving volunteer.
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Audubon, among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in KCMO with his wife, Marissa Wolf, a theatre artist who is the Director of New Works at KC Rep.
Ask anyone to name his/her favorite Christmas movie and very likely “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be at the top of the list. The holidays aren’t complete without the beloved 1946 Frank Capra movie about the idealistic but victimized George Bailey, who decides to end his life but is prevented by Clarence, the lovably bumbling […]
“Dance came from the people and should always be brought back to the people.” This quote, attributed to Alvin Ailey, is one that Community Engagement and Education Manager for the Kansas City Ballet, April Berry, takes to heart. Berry began her performing career as a ballerina in Switzerland and was principal dance artist with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 11 years.