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Cutting-Edge Art Conservation

In what is believed to be the first project of its kind, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art recently turned to 3D technology to overcome an especially difficult art restoration challenge.

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Artist Pages: Kansas City Sculpture

In conjunction with the International Sculpture Center’s 27th International Sculpture Conference, Oct. 25 – 28 in Kansas City, KC Studio asked a dozen area curators, critics and collectors to each

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Aspiring Inventors Gather at KCAI for Make48 Inventathon

Aspiring Inventors Gather at KCAI for Make48 Inventathon

From September 28-30, the Kansas City Art Institute will play host to the fifth Make48 Inventathon, reprising their role last year as host to the fourth Inventathon, when 17 teams crowded into the David T. Beals III Studios for Art and Technology, the school’s new high-tech digital fabrication shop. They were there to compete for a chance to star in a reality TV show and get their inventions to market.

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Cutting-Edge Art Conservation

Cutting-Edge Art Conservation

In what is believed to be the first project of its kind, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art recently turned to 3D technology to overcome an especially difficult art restoration challenge. The goal was to restore a hand and an optical lens to an 1810 porcelain harlequin produced by Germany’s Meissen art house. The right hand […]

American Portraiture at Kemper Museum

Visiting a portrait show can be like standing in a room full of people you don’t know. But with prolonged contact, artworks, like people, reveal themselves. A fascination with portraits led Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920 – 2005), a docent at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, to endow a portrait competition at the museum where she led tours for almost 20 years.

At Crystal Bridges, Stuart Davis Will Color Your World

As a painter, Stuart Davis (1892-1964) represented a trailblazing strain of 20th-century American optimism. His jaunty canvases extended European modernism over a wide range of territory and human subject material. He celebrated urban streetscapes, shorelines and mundane life with an eye-popping sense of jazz-influenced rhythm and invention.

A Pollock Masterwork Stops at the Nelson

Want to see the largest painting Jackson Pollock ever made? Now’s your chance. Through Oct. 29, Pollock’s “Mural,” measuring 8 by 20 feet, is on view in the Bloch Building Project Space. The showing in Kansas City is part of a global victory lap for the painting — now back in U.S. from a tour of Europe — following two years of restoration work. Made in 1943, “Mural” is the ultimate transitional work in Pollock’s oeuvre.

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