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.
“Its Honor Is Here Pledged,” a group of seven quilts by Lawrence artist Gina Adams, is on display through May 10 at the Nerman Gallery of Contemporary Art. The quilts reflect the layered and fractured history of European settlers and Native American tribes.
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.
Twenty-four color prints by the Dutch cartoonist Louis Raemaekers are on display in “Drawn to War,” an exhibition that runs through Oct. 18 at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. “He was very influential in swaying public opinion,” Jonathan Casey, the museum’s archivist, says of Raemaekers.
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Event in midtown Kansas City offered a one-stop shop for those seeking tattoos. Area tattoo artists hope to meet a first-time customer and build a lifelong connection. Says one customer: “The smart ones stick with an artist they like.”
“Ferran Adria: Notes on Creativity,” which continues through Aug. 2 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, explores the work of perhaps the most innovative chef in human history. Adrià spent 20 years as the head chef of the elBulli restaurant in Spain.
People ask artist Mark Allen if he used Photoshop on his photos of people underwater. But he didn’t. And he was right in the swimming pools with his subjects to create the images. The public opening for Allen’s “Ethereal Waters” is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Blue Gallery.
The artist’s latest exhibition, “Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak,” opens Friday and runs through April 30 at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. Eight large paintings by Bak, a Holocaust survivor, anchor the showing, which runs through April.
The latest trend in smartphones are extenders called selfie sticks that allow the user to hold their device as much as three feet away, giving their ego photos a wider view of that landmark or artwork in the background. Art museums in bigger cities are banning them. Galleries here say it is not a problem — yet.
Tim Youd, a Los Angeles-based performance artist, is in KC as part of his multiyear project to retype 100 classic novels. He’s currently typing Evan S. Connell’s two novels “Mrs. Bridge” and “Mr. Bridge,” both set in Kansas City.
A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilience in a bumpy global economy. “Le Grand Canal,” fetched $35.6 million at Sotheby’s
February First Fridays brings “Making Histories” at the Kansas City Art Institute’s H&R Block Artspace, where Artspace director Raechell Smith and KU art history professor and critic David Cateforis have assembled an intelligent and demanding selection of global works that revisit important events and developments in the 20th century. On Feb. 5, the Nerman opens exhibits of new work by American Indian artists Gina Adams and Natalie Ball.
The goal sets the bar 20 percent higher than the campaign’s 2014 giving, but organizers are confident that the improved economy will boost the workplace-tied effort. Several area companies already have seeded the 2015 fund with $100,000.
The painting, “Utah Highlands,” was a class gift to Shawnee Mission High School from students in 1957. Alumni earlier this year asked about its whereabouts. Now it will be on long-term loan to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It will return to the public eye in late April in the Enid and Crosby Kemper Rotunda in the museum’s American Wing.
“Do You Copy?” at Missouri Western State University’s Potter Gallery of Art, features the art of 35 local, national and international artists whose work explores printmaking, photography and other reproductive mediums.