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Sparton Bluebird radio (Model 566), 1934, wood, glass and metal. Walter Dorwin Teague, designer, American, 1883-1960. Sparks-Withington Company, manufacturer, Jackson, Michigan, founded 1900. 14 3/4 by 14 5/8 by 6in. Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, 2004.1850. Courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Photo by Wes Magyar

American Art Deco explored at Nelson-Atkins Museum starting July 9

Sparton Bluebird radio (Model 566), 1934, wood, glass and metal. Walter Dorwin Teague, designer, American, 1883-1960. Sparks-Withington Company, manufacturer, Jackson, Michigan, founded 1900. 14 3/4 by 14 5/8 by 6in. Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, 2004.1850. Courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Photo by Wes Magyar

Sparton Bluebird radio (Model 566), 1934, wood, glass and metal. Walter Dorwin Teague, designer, American, 1883-1960. Sparks-Withington Company, manufacturer, Jackson, Michigan, founded 1900. 14 3/4 by 14 5/8 by 6in. Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, 2004.1850. Courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Photo by Wes Magyar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939 traces the trajectory of the Art Deco design movement, which represents modernity, glamour and exuberance, while exploring the socio-economic impact of these advancements during the Interwar period. The exhibition will be on view at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City July 9 through January 8, 2023.

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Image credit: Royal Throne, 1911. Molded and carved silver sheet, wrapped around a wood core, with silk velvet, brocaded silk and horse or ox tail. 59 1/16 by 31 1/2 by 35 7/16in (150 by 80 by 90 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund. 2013.10.2.1

Silver thrones from India on show at Nelson-Atkins until May 2023

Image credit: Royal Throne, 1911. Molded and carved silver sheet, wrapped around a wood core, with silk velvet, brocaded silk and horse or ox tail. 59 1/16 by 31 1/2 by 35 7/16in(150 by 80 by 90 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund. 2013.10.2.1

Image credit: Royal Throne, 1911. Molded and carved silver sheet, wrapped around a wood core, with silk velvet, brocaded silk and horse or ox tail. 59 1/16 by 31 1/2 by 35 7/16in (150 by 80 by 90 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the George H. and Elizabeth O. Davis Fund. 2013.10.2.1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A pair of ornate silver thrones with an intriguing history is currently on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Silver Splendor: Conserving the Royal Thrones of Dungarpur, India presents the royal assemblage following a multi-year conservation effort to restore them to their original glory, a process that is documented for visitors with a video at the exhibition. The thrones will be on view until May 28, 2023.

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Louis Valtat (French, 1869–1952), ‘Wheat Field with Poppies,’ 1915, oil on canvas, 21 5/8 in by 25 5/8 in (54.93 by 65.09 cm, Gift of Min-Hwan and Yu-Fan Kao, 2021.16.2

Nelson-Atkins welcomes French Impressionist works

Louis Valtat (French, 1869–1952), ‘Wheat Field with Poppies,’ 1915, oil on canvas, 21 5/8 in by 25 5/8 in (54.93 by 65.09 cm, Gift of Min-Hwan and Yu-Fan Kao, 2021.16.2

Louis Valtat (French, 1869–1952), ‘Wheat Field with Poppies,’ 1915, oil on canvas, 21 5/8 in by 25 5/8 in (54.93 by 65.09 cm, Gift of Min-Hwan and Yu-Fan Kao, 2021.16.2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two paintings by French Impressionist artist Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) and two paintings by his near contemporary, French artist Louis Valtat (1869-1952), have been accepted as gifts by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, deepening the museum’s holdings of Impressionist and Fauve works. The four paintings are already on view in the Bloch Galleries.

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One Hundred Cranes Imperial robe, Chinese, late 17th-early 18th century Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Embroidered damask, 57 7/8 x 91 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-275. Photo © 2018 The Nelson Gallery Foundation: Gabe Hopkins.

Nelson-Atkins unspools tales of Asian textiles in ‘Weaving Splendor’

One Hundred Cranes Imperial robe, Chinese, late 17th-early 18th century Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Embroidered damask, 57 7/8 x 91 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-275. Photo © 2018 The Nelson Gallery Foundation: Gabe Hopkins.

One Hundred Cranes Imperial robe, Chinese, late 17th-early 18th century Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Embroidered damask, 57 7/8 x 91 inches. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-275. Photo © 2018 The Nelson Gallery Foundation: Gabe Hopkins.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in decades, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City will display precious, rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish costumes and textiles. Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles opens September 25 and runs through March 6, 2022. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and artistry, Asian luxury textiles were treasured locally and were central to global trade. The sumptuous textiles in this exhibition conveyed the identities, status, and taste of both local and international patrons and consumers. Read more

Lucas Cranach the Younger, German (1515–1586), ‘Portrait of a Man,’ 1538 oil on wood panel (beech), 19 3/4 x 14 1/16 inches (50.2 x 35.7 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust.

‘Origins’ explores early days of the Nelson-Atkins museum

Lucas Cranach the Younger, German (1515–1586), ‘Portrait of a Man,’ 1538 oil on wood panel (beech), 19 3/4 x 14 1/16 inches (50.2 x 35.7 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust.

Lucas Cranach the Younger, German (1515–1586), ‘Portrait of a Man,’ 1538 oil on wood panel (beech), 19 3/4 x 14 1/16 inches (50.2 x 35.7 cm). Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City opened its doors in 1933, but the collection was beginning to be built at a frantic pace three years prior. The new exhibition Origins: Collecting to Create the Nelson-Atkins explores the very beginnings of the collection as well as the people who made choices about what types of art to collect, the challenges and opportunities of acquiring art during the Great Depression, and the vast diversity of the museum’s first objects. The exhibit debuts August 14 and continues through March 6, 2022.

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English Staffordshire mantel ornament in the form of Stanfield Hall, known as a “murder house,” circa 1849–1860. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Nelson-Atkins Museum showcases ‘Castles, Cottages, and Crime’

English Staffordshire mantel ornament in the form of Stanfield Hall, known as a “murder house,” circa 1849–1860. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

English Staffordshire mantel ornament in the form of Stanfield Hall, a real-world site that was known as a “murder house,” circa 1849–1860. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A whimsical exhibition celebrating a unique period in the British Victorian decorative arts will be on view at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City from July 10 to March 6, 2022. Castles, Cottages, and Crime features more than two dozen small ceramic structures from the museum’s permanent collection, along with several local loans and a new gift. Most were made by Staffordshire potteries in England’s West Midlands in the mid-1800s and served to decorate British middle- and working-class homes.

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