The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art earned first place in a recent Yelp ranking of the best museums in the U.S, beating out such august contenders as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College nabbed a Critic’s Picks slot on artforum.com for its “Andrzej Zielinski: Open Sourced” exhibit. The paintings remain on view through Jan. 17; the sculptures will be up through March 20. (See http://kcstudio.org/category/gallery-reviews/ for a KC Studio review of the exhibit by Elisabeth Kirsch).
Symphony in the Flint Hills, the annual concert on the Kansas prairie organized by Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc., and performed by the Kansas City Symphony, landed a six-page color spread in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine. The article, headed “Tallgrass Serenade,” opens with a picture of KC Symphony cellist Lawrence Figg practicing for the 2015 concert in the Tallgrass Prairie Nature Preserve, which the Nature Conservancy helps manage.