Ephemera – “anything short-lived or transitory.” The heart of a museum is its collection. By collecting, cataloguing, conserving and storing objects, a museum preserves information from the past so that
For a number of years, the Academy at the UMKC Conservatory has been the bridge between the national reputation and excellence of the Conservatory and the musical needs of our Kansas City community and beyond.
This summer and fall, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will install a new Collection Focus area on the second floor of JCCC’s newly renovated Billington Library. This new installation will showcase contemporary Native American jewelry, especially works by Navajo and Pueblo artists. The works featured here by Victor Coochwytewa and Edith Tsabetsaye are two […]
I remember the first time I saw them. It was a grey November day in 2012. The Indian silver expert Wynyard Wilkinson accompanied me to an art storage facility in London on the south bank of the Thames. We entered the room, the lights clicked on, and there they were — a pair of glistening […]
Ephemera – “anything short-lived or transitory.” The heart of a museum is its collection. By collecting, cataloguing, conserving and storing objects, a museum preserves information from the past so that a time period or subject can be studied by researchers or interpreted for visitors. Given the dictionary definition of “ephemera,” there is a wry sense […]
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts works year-round to bring together Kansas City youth and the arts through a variety of immersive opportunities. The Open Doors Spotlight on Youth initiative offers a diverse set of activities that connect tomorrow’s artists, art patrons and arts administrators with the Kauffman Center’s staff and stages. Noteworthy Spotlight […]
When Anne Ducey, the Kansas City Public Library’s director of exhibits, got word a couple of years ago that a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the troubling rise in home evictions had become the inspiration for an immersive exhibition in Washington, D.C., she moved quickly. The book was Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the […]