Visual Arts

‘Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky’ illumines an exhibit of powerful art

The much-anticipated exhibit, opening Sept. 19 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, lives up to its promise. From carved pipes to exquisitely painted buffalo robes, beaded dresses and commanding feather headdresses, the 136 items tell of the Plains way of life and the extraordinary creativity its native peoples.

Visual Arts

Post-Crosby, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art looks to the future

Following the death of co-founder R. Crosby Kemper, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art looks to the future with daughter Mary Kemper Wolf at the helm of its board of trustees. The museum’s funding is solid and three big exhibitions are planned for the 2014-15 season. Wolf and the museum’s executive director, Barbara O’Brien, are focused on creating a five-year plan, expanding membership and building community support.

Visual Arts

The art of the teabowl on display at Thornhill Gallery

The KC Clay Guild’s exhibit “Teabowl National 2014,” on display through Sept. 19 at Avila University’s Thornhill Gallery showcases the extraordinary diversity possible in the making and designing of one little form. The exhibit features affordable works by 66 artists in styles ranging from traditional to experimental.

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