Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO. By architect Moshe Safdie. Photos by Toby Weiss.
Miscellaneous Kansas City
Near the Kaufman Performing Arts Center is a vintage Denny’s.
Fred Flintston-esque prime beef ribs at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
At the Alexander Majors House, the bride and groom were on the Kansas City, Missouri side, the audience on the Kansas City, Kansas side.
Typewriter of Louisa Johnston who worked to get historical status for the the Alexander Majors house.
The Jazz District, Kansas City MO
Showing the abandoned things misrepresents how much remains alive and how much new has been built in this part of town.
History of the Vine Street Workhouse (which is for sale).
Across the street, serpentine facade of the abandoned Street & Water Departments.
Remains of a BBQ joint at 19th & Vine, Dixie Lan (did they run out of room for a “D”?)
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Part 3
Brilliant collection of Modern & Contemporary art, including:
• Wassily Kandinsky, Rose with Gray, 1924
• Charles Sheeler, Conference No. 1, 1954
• George Copeland Ault, January Full Moon, 1941
• Herbert Bayer, Plants, 1948
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Part 2
Furniture is placed among the era’s art. Shown above:
• on the wall: Willem de Kooning, Boudoir, 1951; below it: Charles & Ray Eames, Side Chair DCW, 1952
• Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Armchair MR20, 1927
• Frank Lloyd Wright Armchair, 1940
• Chinese Ming Dynasty furniture, 16th Century
• Harry Bertoia, Side Chair 420 & Children’s Chair 426-2, 1952
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Part 1
Kansas City, MO museum, featuring the 1933 building and the 2007 addition.
Parts of their collection shown above:
• Italian armor circa 1565
• Detail of Il Cavaliere d’Arpino painting from 1608 entitled Madonna and Child with Saints Peter and Paul
• Detail of Caravaggio painting from 1604, Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness
• A Bodhisattva and portion of a wall from a 10th century Chinese temple