Visual Arts

Mortals become goddesses at painter’s exhibit at Ward & Ward

Emily Dubowski contributes to the pantheon of female archetypes with “Modern Goddesses, ” her exhibit of full-length portraits of nine contemporary women posed as mythological deities, which through runs through May 2 at Ward & Ward Fine Art Framing and Gallery. Meanwhile, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art celebrates 30 years in the business with “In Good Company,” which runs through May 23.

Visual Arts

Bloch Family Foundation will finance Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art renovation

The $11.7 million capital improvements gift will allow the museum to integrate 29 world-class works of art, a gift from the Marion and Henry Bloch collection, into the museum’s impressionism and post-impressionism galleries. Work will begin this summer to reconfigure the museum’s impressionism and post-impressionism galleries in the original Nelson-Atkins building.

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