His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, a grandson of Saudi Arabia’s ruler, came to Kansas City for opening ceremonies of the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Wednesday. Museum officials and the prince himself say the collection of 200-plus artifacts, excavated over the last four decades, shows that Arabia was not some distant desert outpost but a center of culture and innovation.
We are emotionally and psychically shaped by the people with whom we are raised, whether we are biologically connected or not. Their culture becomes our culture, and their histories live within us. So the question arises, how do four contemporary Jewish artists reflect on the Holocaust without their work becoming reductive.
Copies of the artist’s sketches of camouflaged ships at a Navy base in Virginia are part of the exhibit at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. The exhibit runs through Oct. 12.
The Belger Arts Centers exhibition Velocity of Change, which traces the evolution of the Pratt & Whitney plant (now the Bannister Federal Complex) at 1500-2000 E. Bannister Road in Kansas City, unites architecture and industry, regional history and international politics.
Art and archaeology rewrite Arabias past in exhibit of recent excavations at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Stone tools made a million years ago. Colossal sculptures of ancient kings. A gold funerary mask and glove, sized for a young girl. These objects, recently excavated in Saudi Arabia, are rewriting the regions history. Beginning Friday you can see them at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in the exhibit Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 2014 Whitney Biennial the last biennial before the the Whitney Museum of American Art leaves its iconic Marcel Breuer structure on Madison Avenue for a new building downtown is overwrought and overthought, heavy on conceptual pretensions and light on passion and elan.
The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, is an exhibit filled with revelations, and not just for choice objects that havent been seen here since they left for Europe centuries ago. The exhibit opens Monday at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. It will run from Sept. 20 to Jan. 11, 2015, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Johnson County Community College closes the shop for financial reason.
The Star takes a look at the accomplishments of the five visual and performing artists who are recipients of this year’s Charlotte Street Foundation awards.