The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art A History
Kristie C. Wolferman, "The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: A History"
English | ISBN: 0826221971 | 2020 | 434 pages | EPUB | 40 MB
When Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opened to the public in 1933, it was viewed as a miracle, an oasis of culture in a Midwestern town whose image was still largely one of cowboys and steaks. In an engaging style, Kristie Wolferman tells the history of the Nelson-Atkins from its founding to the present day, a fascinating combination of people, events, and circumstances that culminated in an art museum that now holds its own among the finest in the world.
Wolferman begins by relaying how the trustees of the estates of the reclusive widow Mary Atkins and the family of
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