Bryan F. Le Beau is retired from the University of Saint Mary, where he served as Professor of History, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He is the author of several books on American cultural and religious history.
This year marks a milestone for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: the 10th anniversary of its internationally acclaimed Bloch Building. Although June 2 marked the actual 10th anniversary date, the high point of the celebration is yet to come. On Nov. 2, the building’s architect, Steven Holl, will make a triumphant return as the first speaker in the museum’s 2017-18 Mary Atkins Series.