Chances are good that Iceland was not always at the top of your travel bucket list, but with Icelandair now offering direct flights to Reykjavik from Kansas City at oftentimes unbelievably low rates, that has likely changed. Anecdotal evidence from social media posts show Iceland as a picturesque and increasingly popular destination.
If given the opportunity, would you live forever? It was certainly a desire of the ancient Chinese, who plotted their burial tombs as elaborate afterlife playgrounds with pavilions, large security forces made of clay, horse-drawn chariots, precious stones and jade figurines. Death was believed to be a continuation of life, with all the comforts of […]
Time for a batch of pre-Christmas weekend picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson! Friday night, stop by EthnicArt Gallery’s new home in The 18th & Vine District for the opening reception of an exhibition of art by nationally and internationally renowned watercolor artist Jonathan Knight. Saturday night: Central Standard, Men’s A Cappella Ensemble performs […]
The photograph appears as dusty as the landscape in which it was taken. Tall men, some military, all members of the Peace Commission sent to Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in 1868 to negotiate treaties with Plains Indians, stand on either side of a tiny Indian woman wrapped in a blanket at the center. The image is […]
Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection Fiery passion and the warm, festive atmosphere of Mexico define an exhibition opening on June 1 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection showcases more than 100 paintings, […]
Early American Silver From the Cahn Collection puts a shine on silversmiths. As a young child, Robyn Nichols visited The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with her mother every Sunday. “My mom was a fashion illustrator who pushed all of us to be artists,” said Nichols. “I remember standing in the museum and telling her it […]