The Nelson-Atkins

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Nelson-Atkins Introduces Five-Part Podcast

A five-part podcast produced by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and hosted by local poet Glenn North, features stories that explore issues such as race, representation, identity, and belonging, through personal histories and encounters with the museum. Each episode interlaces the perspectives and voices of 23 Kansas City creatives, community leaders, museum workers, and everyday citizens. Focusing on the museum’s location and grounds, architecture, and art, A Frame of Mind invites listeners to dive into the complex history of the Nelson-Atkins, a familiar cultural icon, and its relationship to the citizens of Kansas City through unexpected stories and inclusive narratives.

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Van Gogh Coffee, Chocolate Pairing Third Release in Art-Inspired Series

A third coffee-chocolate pairing in the Nelson-Atkins collaboration of a series of art-inspired products will be released to coincide with a unique digital experience celebrating the work of Vincent van Gogh. The Roasterie created The Rispal Blend, a dark coffee with punchy acidity, inspired by the Van Gogh painting Restaurant Rispal at Asnières in the Nelson-Atkins collection. It is complemented by milk chocolate batons laced with bright, citrus flavor crafted by André’s Confiserie Suisse.

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Art of Illusion Photography Exhibition Challenges Adage ‘Seeing is Believing’

Does photography accurately reflect the things we see? Or does it merely present illusions? Those are the central questions explored in an exhibition opening this fall at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

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Nelson-Atkins Offers Focused Van Gogh Installation as Companion to Starlight Van Gogh Alive Experience

The unique mastery of Vincent van Gogh takes center stage at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City with a free, focus installation featuring three works from the museum’s collection that will be on view in the Bloch Galleries through mid-January, 2022.

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Memento # 5 Travels to New York

Our prominent Kerry James Marshall painting was deinstalled for a trip to New York’s New Museum for the exhibition Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, Jan. 27- June 13. Nelson-Atkins Director & CEO Julián Zugazagoitia talks about the importance of the exhibition — and our beloved painting.

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