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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art floats its latest plans for expansion

Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is taking its case for expansion to museum neighbors and members. It particularly needs better office space and is looking to expand into houses it owns across 45th Street from the museum. It’s also working with the city and others interested in developing a cultural arts district stretching east from the Country Club Plaza.

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Terri Wilson talks about the understanding of 'Gender Treason'

Terri Wilson of Kansas City was pleased with the work of artist Ryan Wilks of Kansas City. Wilks unveiled a large painting of Wilson for residents and staff members at the Hope Care Center, celebrating the event with a party. Wilks' painting of Wilson is part of the project “Gender Treason,” which represents various members of the LGBTQIA community in Kansas City. The show opens July 1, 2016, at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.

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'Gender Treason' by artist Ryan Wilks

Artist Ryan Wilks of Kansas City produced 12 large portraits for his exhibit “Gender Treason,” which represents various members of the LGBTQIA community in Kansas City. Wilks decided not to paint his own portrait but wanted to share his vulnerability with the others who told their life stories. A full body cast of Wilks will be on display with his paintings at the show, which opens July 1, 2016 at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum plans for growth

Nelson-Atkins Museum director Julian Zugazagotia says museum is exploring growth.
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Nelson-Atkins Museum plans for growth 2:00

Nelson-Atkins Museum plans for growth

New exhibit of miniatures has desk with over 16,000 pieces 1:48

New exhibit of miniatures has desk with over 16,000 pieces

'Gender Treason' by artist Ryan Wilks 4:44

'Gender Treason' by artist Ryan Wilks

Terri Wilson talks about the understanding of 'Gender Treason' 2:12

Terri Wilson talks about the understanding of 'Gender Treason'