Friday, March 18, 2011

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

  
These are the steps leading to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  In the coming week I am going to bring you photos of the Kansas City Sculpture Park which sits on the lawn of the museum.  Despite the look of the sky, it was a nice day and many people were out on the lawn.  I think I can speak for others and say we are ready for spring.  

I've ran several post about William Rockhill Nelson who founded the Kansas City Star newspaper in the late 19th century.  He was a real estate developer who was responsible for the development of the Rockhill District, currently known as the Art District.  Nelson donated his estate for the creation of this museum.  His mansion and the homes in this area were created using limestone from a local quarry.  One of my favorites was this home.  I ran several post about the Art District in January 2011.

Currently the Original Rules of Basketball are on display in the museum.  I had limited time when I took these photos but plan to head back to the museum soon to see these original rules.  Another exhibit I plan to attend is the Monet Water Lilies which is an exhibit from April 9 until August 7.  

5 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Like a Greek temple! It also reminds me or our Minneapolis Institute of Art!
Looking forward to the sculptures....

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Impressive building against the cloudy sky

Sailor said...

Beautiful Picture!

Sharon said...

What an impressive building. I'm looking forward to the sculpture photos.

Jack said...

I really liked your Art District photos in January.

Monet Water Lilies beginning in April? That is funny. Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum is also having a water lilies exhibition. Usually museums cooperate in order not to have competing exhibitions. Maybe they figure KC and Hartford are far enough apart that it doesn't matter.