Artists and activists called out the private museum in Kansas City for allowing police to stage on their property on Friday during nearby protests.
The Latest Visitors to the Nelson Atkins Museum? A Trio of Penguins
Three Humboldt penguins got a private tour of the museum, and it turns out they like Caravaggio.
In Mainstream Museums, Confronting Colonialism While Curating Native American Art
Recent criticism of The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, which closed recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sheds light on the many issues that arise when mainstream art museums present Native American art.
Henry Moore Foundation Asks Artist Not to Use Sculpture as “Political Statement”
Three years ago, Kansas City–based artist A. Bitterman proposed moving a vacant, dilapidated house, located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, to the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
In Plains Indians Exhibition, Met Museum Favors Beauty Over Context
The Metropolitan Museum has mounted a show of 137 rare pieces of art of the Plains Indians, on loan from 58 different international collections.
New Exhibit Probes Changes in Portrait Photography
OAKLAND, Calif. — The stereotype of SnapChat — that it’s for sending naked pictures — undergirds a more common but mundane usage: it’s used for sending pictures of ourselves. And what is a picture of ourselves but a portrait?
Art World Road Trip: Kansas City
LOS ANGELES — I love road trips, and I love arts communities. So why not combine both? Recently, I took a road trip through the US and visited arts communities with a good friend. We stopped by Kansas City, Missouri, smack dab in the middle of the country. I’d heard of the rapid growth of the art world there but was stunned to see just how developed it really was.
Museums Agree to Curator Time Share
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) have made an unusual announcement. Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins will be purchasing 25% of the curator Nii Quarcoopome’s time from the DIA.
Brooklyn Housing Project Gets the Ax, Iran Cuts Ties with British Museum, Nelson-Atkins Gets Impressionist Stash
… a Manhattan gallery is being accused of selling a Basquiat without the owners permission … the 2009 New England Art Awards have been announced … the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is getting a new building … Transport of London has banned posters for Massive Attack’s latest album because it resembles graffiti … a sanctioned mural on private property is threatened in LA.