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The exhibition was co-organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. In Kansas City the exhibition is supported by Helzberg Diamonds, Herbert Adler, Betty and Paul Henson and family, Belger Cartage Service, Inc., Richard and Jane Bruening, Alison Bartlett Jager and Eric Thor Jager, Sandy and Randy Rolf, Keith and Margie Weber Foundation and the Campbell-Calvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City, MO, is recognized nationally and internationally as one of America's finest art museums. The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing access and insight into its renowned collection of more than 33,500 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and new American Indian and Egyptian galleries.

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Guanyin of the Southern Sea, 11th–12th C. Liao Dynasty . Wood
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Housing a major art research library and the Ford Learning Center, the Museum is a key educational resource for the region. The institution-wide transformation of the Nelson-Atkins has included the 165,000-square-foot Bloch Building expansion and renovation of the original 1933 Nelson-Atkins Building.

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The Nelson-Atkins is located at 45th and Oak Streets, Kansas City, MO.

Hours are Wednesday, 10 a.m.--4 p.m.; Thursday/Friday, 10 a.m.--9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.--5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon--5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free however, some special exhibitions, such as Inventing the Modern World, require a small admission price for non-members.

For museum information, phone 816.751.1ART (1278) or visit nelson-atkins.org.

Dr. Dan and Beth Redwood ride the 'Gilded Cage' shuttlecart.
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I was able to attend this exhibit while visiting friends in Kansas City who kindly chauffeured me to the museum. Beth Redwood is a graphic artist and a vegan lifestyle coach (and fabulous chef, I never ate better!) Dr. Dan Redwood is a professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas. His writing is available at www.cleveland.edu/hit and www.redwoodhealthspeak.com .   

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The Allentown Art Museum is located at 31 N. Fifth Street ; Allentown, PA  18101. (610) 432-4333   http://www.allentownartmuseum.org      

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John La Farge, American, 1831--1910. Lunette, ca. 1880--82. Stained glass. Framed: 34 3/4 x 68 7/8 x 2 in. (88.3 x 174.9 x 5.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Otto Heinigke, 1916, 16.153.1.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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