Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

A good friend emailed us and told us about an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The exhibition was entitled "Railways in the Age of Steam" and she new I in particular would enjoy this. So Teresa and I got up early Saturday morning to visit this Kansas City landmark that neither of us had been to before. We arrived at about 10 in the morning and expected to spend the entire day there before returning home in the evening.

We really didn't know what to expect. We brought our cameras, but knew a lot of art museums such as Springfield's do not allow cameras. We were pleasantly surprised that Nelson-Atkins did allow cameras for all of their collection, but could not allow any photographs of the special exhibits such as the "Days of Steam" exhibit. We eagerly brought our cameras and I really enjoyed photographing some of the art that was not part of the special exhibit. I like to think the artist would be pleased to know their art was being used to create another form of art sometime a thousand or hundred years in the future. I hope to share some of these pictures which I will treasure for many years with you in upcoming posts.

We are starting off outside, where art is in full evidence and you can see the size of this Midwest treasure. It was a cool winter day but the grounds and the museum were crowded. This was the last weekend of the "Railways in the Days of Steam" exhibit so I think a lot of people were coming before it was gone. The exhibit was sponsored by the BNSF Railway.

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