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Open Spaces at the Nelson-Atkins

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is proud to be part of Open Spaces, a city-wide arts festival that will stretch from August 25 to October 28, with Swope Park as the hub and Dan Cameron as the curator.

“I am thrilled that the museum is part of Open Spaces, which will showcase the city’s commitment to the arts and the power of creative minds coming together,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director & CEO.

The Nelson-Atkins is participating by featuring an installation by Jennifer Steinkamp, a Los Angeles artist who works with video and new media to explore ideas about architectural space, motion, and perception. Her installation glows through the windows of Lens 2 of the Bloch Building.

Also, on Sunday, October 7, the museum will welcome the string quartet ETHEL with the group’s moving performance of Documerica, featuring striking images from across America.

Image: Installation view, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Open Spaces, August 25-October 28, 2018. Courtesy the artist Jennifer Steinkamp and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul. Photo: Jake Ludemann.