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NELSON-ATKINS OPENING GALA PHOTOS


STEVE PAUL/The Kansas City Star
Architects Steven Holl (left) and Chris McVoy, principal designers of the new Bloch Building, got much attention during a gala preview opening Saturday night, which attracted more than 2,800 benefactors and patrons.


STEVE PAUL/The Kansas City Star
More than 2,800 patrons and benefactors of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art were wined and dined Saturday night at a preview opening of the new Bloch Building (right).

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THE NEW Museum | More than brick, mortar and glass

Building on art for the future

As an institution, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will turn 75 next year. Looking back at 1933, you have to marvel over what Kansas City was able to produce in the midst of the Depression.

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NELSON FLASH PRESENTATION

BUILDING THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM EXPANSION: GLASS AND GLORY

Nelson_Atkins Museum construction in progress

    

Part One: A shimmering vision


Architect's vision materializes in the morning sun.
» Part Two: The magic is in the 'lenses.'
» Part Three: Art glistens in the sun
» See photos of the Nelson-Atkins expansion
NELSON-ATKINS SCULPTURE PARK
Three Bowls Park is grounds for celebration
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is reopening its Sculpture Park to the public. The park will reveal new pathways, plantings, paintings, and locations for many sculptures.
»  View a slideshow of the Nelson-Atkins Sculpture Park
»  Download a .pdf map of all the sculpture in the garden (6.08mb)
»  Sculpture Park video of a sculpture installation