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Terry Evans, American (b. 1944). Evans farm, Bennington, Kansas, 1974. Inkjet print (printed 2012). Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2012.17.24. © Terry Evans.

Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans



Through January 20, 2013 | Galleries L13–14 The first career retrospective of Terry Evans, one of the nation’s finest landscape photographers, features 100 color and blackand-white photographs. Evans, a Kansas City native, is widely recognized for her views of the Midwest prairie, its people and its artifacts.

Members: FREE Adults: $8 Seniors over 55: $7 Students with ID: $5 Children 12 and under: FREE Groups of 10 or more (call ahead to reserve): $6 per person

This program has been organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and is supported by Molly McGee, Swiss Re, the Hall Family Foundation, the MellonFrick-Rothschild Publication Fund, and the Campbell-Calvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions.


BENEFITS! ON THE COVER Yousuf Karsh, Canadian (b. Turkey, 1908–2002). Pablo Picasso, 1954. Gelatin silver print (printed 1983), 23 ¾ x 20 inches. Gift of Margaret W. Weston in honor of the 75th anniversary of The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, 2007.39.19. © Yousuf Karsh.


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FREE EXHIBITIONS Bonjour Picasso! Through January 27, 2013 | Gallery L8 Meet Pablo Picasso—creative genius, playful spirit, lover, husband, father, friend—in this intimate focus exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture. Complex and driven, Picasso made art in order to understand life. Discover his private world, here! This exhibition is supported by the Campbell-Calvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions. RIGHT | Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish (1881–1973). Woman with Mauve

Hat (Femme au chapeau mauve), 1939. Oil on canvas, 21 ¾ x 18 inches. Private Collection. © 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens

Splendors of Japanese Art November 17, 2012– June, 2013 | Gallery 205

Through February 10, 2013 Gallery L11

The exhibition presents selected Buddhist art, screen paintings, lacquer wares, ceramics, woodblock prints and textiles from the museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art. Recent acquisitions are introduced as highlights in displays.

Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens was inspired by the cabinets of the 16th and 17th centuries, in which owners assembled collections of objects which reflected an intense fascination with the marvelous, unusual, or extraordinary. This exhibition of photographic specimens explores the connections between science and art.

Kaigetsudô Ando, Japanese (1671-1743). A Courtesan, early 18th century, Edo period. Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 32-83/5.

This exhibition is supported by the Hall Family Foundation and the CampbellCalvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Member Morning with Terry Evans Tour Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans 9–11 a.m. | Bloch Building Galleries L13 & L14, Lens 2 M R

Bring the whole family for this exclusive member morning. Tour the featured exhibition with the artist before the museum opens to the public and enjoy a complimentary breakfast and fun activities for kids in Lens 2.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 & 10 Holiday Shopping During museum hours | Museum Store M

Get a head start on your holiday shopping! As our thank you, members receive a special 15% discount in the Museum Store and complimentary gift wrapping.


TOURS Tours for the Blind or Visually Impaired 10:30–11:30 a.m. Ages 12 & up FREE | Meet in Bloch Lobby Reservations required

Interactive Collection Tour Wed–Fri 1:30 p.m. Thurs/Fri 7 p.m. Sat/Sun 2 p.m. Meet at Info Desk Drop-in for a FREE guided tour and spend up to an hour looking at and discussing works in the collection.

Visitors who are visually impaired/blind will be introduced to the collections in an hour-long tour. Tactile Tours limited to the first nine registrants, Descriptive Tours to 24, and sighted guides.

Saturday, November 17 Tactile Tour The Human Figure in Sculpture Using gloved hands, gently touch realistic and abstract sculptures of the human figure. Saturday, December 15 Descriptive Tour Docents vividly describe paintings and objects as they reveal the stories behind them.

Featured Exhibition Tour Exhibition ticket required

Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans Drop-in tours available Wednesday–Friday at 1 p.m. through January 18. Visit our website to schedule a tour for six or more.

NEW INSTALLATIONS Dusasa I, by El Anatsui

Run Wild: American Imagination on Paper

Late November | Bloch Lobby

Through May 12 | Gallery 214

Working with recycled aluminum tops from liquor bottles, the renowned Ghanaian artist El Anatsui stitched together a monumental composition which will be on view for an extended period of time. The work, with its stunning geometric patterns and rich colors, was a highlight of the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Travel through time, encounter icons from history and literature, and visit fanciful worlds. American prints, drawings and watercolors from the 19th and 20th centuries transport you to a vivid realm of make-believe.


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In November and December, join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1–4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages! Ask a museum guide for the “What’s On” list to discover all the ways you and your family can engage with art.

WEEKEND FAMILY ACTIVITIES Discover inspiration in African textiles. FUN Spot Create a paper weaving inspired by designs and colors found in the African art gallery.

Story Time for Preschoolers Join us every second Sunday of the month in Noguchi Court for story time at 1:30 p.m.

Gallery Activity Hunt for details in elaborately patterned African fabric. 4 816.751.1ART

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Business Council Cocktails with the Curator: Bonjour Picasso! 5:30 p.m. Cocktails Executive Conference Room 6:45 p.m. Tour Gallery L8 | M R You have seen his paintings. Now, in a presentation and tour led by curator Jan Schall, discover the man behind the paintbrush. Works of art by Picasso and others create a different masterpiece—a story of Picasso’s life. Networking reception prior to the tour.



Business Council Corporate Employee Day 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Lens 2 Check-in Bloch Lobby FREE | T Gather your friends and family for our bi-annual Corporate Employee Day. The museum will open one hour early just for Business Council employees. Join the museum-wide Día de los Muertos celebration and then visit Lens 2 for Business Council-only art activities and refreshments for all ages. Email with registration and details will come from your company.




Tickets For reservations and tickets, call 816.751.1ART (option 2).


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Programs are FREE, unless a price is listed. The discounted price for museum members is listed first; the public price follows.

Sunday, November 4 | 1–4 p.m. | FREE Celebrate El Día de los Muertos with the museum! All activities and performances are FREE and open to the public. Please reserve a ticket where noted T . ONGOING ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES • View the altar installation created by international artist Betsabeé Romero and local artists, on view Oct. 26–Nov. 4. • Delight in the mariachi music of Los Musicos Mariachis. • Watch artist demonstrations by Mattie Rhodes Center and The Print Factory. • Don’t miss the Grand Procession by Kansas City Art Institute students at 3 p.m. El Grupo Atotonilco 2:15–3 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium | T Enjoy El Danza de los Viejitos and other traditional dances with El Grupo Atotonilco, a local Mexican folkloric dance group comprised of dancers of all ages.


NOVEMBER Meet Terry Evans Saturday, November 10 Artist’s Talk Terry Evans 1–2 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium | T Photographer Terry Evans reveals her distinctive vision of personalities, landscapes and natural subjects that inspired Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans. A book signing follows.

Our Land/Our Lives Saturdays, Nov. 10–Dec. 1 2–4 p.m. | Galleries L13–14 | T Exhibition ticket required Attend two Our Land/Our Lives events for the price of one exhibition ticket! Experience and celebrate wondrous local landscapes, species and traditions through this innovative series. Offered on four consecutive Saturdays within the galleries of Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans, each event presents a fascinating array of perspectives about our shared natural and cultural environments to complement Evans’ stunning photographs. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Our Regions Four regional partners—The Flint Hills Discovery Center, Kansas Land Trust, Kansas City WildLands, and MidAmerica Regional Council— enable visitors to explore our diverse landscape, from Konza prairie to extant wildlands within Kansas City’s borders. Discover more about the vistas that inspire Terry Evans and meet the artist herself!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Our Remarkable Women Discover the many remarkable women who shaped the Kansas and Missouri prairies with Kansas City-based writer Gina Kaufmann. Kaufmann will share passages from her recent book, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women, as well as an essay based on her experience working on Green Dirt Farm in Weston, Missouri.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Our Natural Neighbors Bring the whole family for this hands-on adventure with local flora and fauna, and experience Terry Evans’ subjects up close. Our friends from the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Missouri Prairie Foundation, and R.L. McGregor Herbarium share in Evans’ appreciation of natural specimens.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Our Soundtrack Sight and sound mingle in the galleries as UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Graduate Fellowship String Quartet perform pieces that evoke the region and reflect Evans’ photographic vision.



Terry Evans, American (b. 1944). CNA building, downtown Chicago (detail), April 27, 2004. Inkjet print (printed 2012). Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2012.17.17. © Terry Evans.



Print Society Artist’s Studio Visit 6 p.m. | 2026 Broadway FREE for Print Society Members/$10 for Nonmembers M R Since high school, Mike Lyon has been inspired by the “Zen” of Japanese wood block prints in his collection. Join us for a visit to Lyon’s studio and hear about his work, collection and the tools and techniques he uses to produce his art.



Young Friends of Art Second Friday Happy Hour 6–8 p.m. | Bloch Lobby Preview the hottest party in Kansas City—Party Arty. Be the first to know the theme for this year’s overthe-top event. Attend happy hour and become a member to purchase your Party Arty tickets before they go on sale to the public! Cash bar with special prices for members. Curator’s Gallery Talk Who WAS Picasso? 7–8 p.m. | Gallery L8 Don’t miss this opportunity to pull back the curtain on the intriguing life and prolific creativity of Pablo Picasso! Join curator Jan Schall to discover why Picasso’s name, like Monet’s and Rembrandt’s, is synonymous with innovation and great art.




Kansas City Architectural Foundation Legacy Series: Helmut Jahn 6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium



Internationally renowned architect Helmut Jahn launched his career with two buildings that reshaped Kansas City: Bartle Hall and Kemper Arena. He returns to discuss architecture of clarity, integrity and authenticity.



New daytime series! Artful Conversation 1–2:30 p.m. Info Desk | R Especially for retirees and daytime experience seekers, dive into dialogue with a docent and others who share an interest in art, and consider “what makes great art great?” Conversation continues in Rozzelle Court (Dutch treat).



Know Your Museum Tour 11 a.m.–Noon & 1:30–2:30 p.m. Info Desk | M R Take a fresh look at Modern Art with a new docent-led tour through the Contemporary Galleries. Following the tour, guests can gather in Rozzelle Court Restaurant to continue their personal exploration of the art.

Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24 Bring your family to the Nelson-Atkins for a memorable weekend of art, food and fun!

Friday, November 23 Dinner and Live Music 5–10:30 p.m. Rozzelle Court Restaurant

Luminary Walk 5–9 p.m. | Kansas City Sculpture Park | FREE

Live music, full bar, table service and unique menu. View menu at For reservations call 816.751.1ART (1278).

Join us for the eighth annual luminary walk in the museum’s beautiful Kansas City Sculpture Park! Museum guides will be available along the walk from 5–7 p.m. to answer questions about selected sculptures.

Family Performance: Tallgrass Express 5–6 p.m. & 7–8 p.m. Atkins Auditorium | T Enjoy the rousing fiddle and banjo and lyrical vocals of Flint Hills band Tallgrass Express. Their family-friendly songs will take listeners to a world of stunning landscapes, working cowboys, runaway horses, outlaws, ranch romance and prairie walks among native birds and grasses.

Fireside Cocoa and Concoctions 5:30–8:30 p.m. | Café Patio Kick off or conclude your luminary walk with hot cocoa and snacks for the whole family.







Print Society Salon Gathering: The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty 6 p.m. | Spencer Room FREE for Print Society Members $10 for Nonmembers | M R Long time print collector Paul Sokoloff will engage us in a discussion about the value of art based upon key themes of Michael Findlay’s recent book with this intriguing title. Come to discuss, regardless of whether you have read the book. Introducing: Take 5 “Take 5” and explore new perspectives on topics and issues relevant to everyone. Four presenters each share a fascinating five-minute story on a topic before everyone joins the conversation.

Society of Fellows Gallery & Go Lunchtime Series 11:30 a.m. Curator talk Meet at Info Desk 12:15 p.m. Optional lunch, $15 | Rozzelle Court Restaurant M R

Meet Pablo Picasso with curator Jan Schall for an up-close look at the legendary artist’s creative genius and playful spirit. This intimate focus exhibition features paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture throughout Picasso’s life. Optional lunch to follow.

Secrets 6–7 p.m. | Lens 2 | T Psst... everyone has secrets. What are some of yours? Join curators Stephanie Knappe and Nii Quarcoopome and special guests Rod Gray of Pellet Envy Barbeque and Janice Shultz of the Midwest Genealogy Center to discover secrets of American painting, African art, Kansas City barbecue and much more. Series continues in January. Meet Your Museum Tour 6:30–7 p.m., Cocktails 7–8 p.m., Tour Meet in Bloch Lobby | M T Gather in Bloch Lobby for a complimentary beverage before joining a museum guide to “Meet Your Museum.” Learn more about the history of this group, the museum, and Kansas City’s influence on the treasure trove of artwork at the Nelson-Atkins. Experience the opportunity to make your own personal ties to the collection.


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American Institute of Architects Kansas City “Best of 2012” Design Excellence Awards 6–9 p.m. | Bloch Lobby & Atkins Auditorium Celebrate the best in architecture and design by Kansas City firms. Advance tickets required: 816.221.3485 or The Curator is IN! Subodh Gupta and Contemporary Art in India 7–8 p.m. | Gallery 203 Curator Kimberly Masteller will host a discussion about Subodh Gupta’s sculpture, Egg, and the exciting contemporary art scene in India.

Mary Atkins Lecture Series

Tod Williams


Billie Tsien


Tod Williams and Billie Tsien: Extra Ordinary 6 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium | T Members $10 | Nonmembers $15 | Students $5 Acclaimed architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien won the daunting assignment of designing Philadelphia’s new Barnes Foundation. They created a light-filled space to house intimate galleries that replicate the original Barnes, previously accessible only to determined art lovers. The new Barnes opened in May and was called “better than new” by Art in America. Join Williams and Tsien as they discuss their work that is found from California to Hong Kong. The 2012 Mary Atkins Lecture Series is in memory of David Stickelber, Atkins Trustee, 1994–2007.

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The Artist is in— Irma Starr 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Museum Store




Conservatory Connections: Light Salon The Petrella Ensemble 6:30 p.m. | Lens 2 | T The museum welcomes the esteemed Petrella Ensemble (Diane Helfers Petrella, piano, and Nick Petrella, percussion) to perform pieces for piano and mallet instruments, featuring works by Chen Yi, Aleksandra Vrebelov, William Cahn and James Romig. Young Friends of Art Game Night Done Right: Pictionary at the Nelson 7–9 p.m. Rockhill Room $10 Members $15 Nonmembers | T How do you improve upon game night? Make it an artful experience, of course! Bring your best amateur artist buddies, enjoy a few cocktails and pizza, and take a drawing lesson from the Nelson’s own art instructor before a team Pictionary showdown. Ticket price includes admittance and pizza. Cash bar available with special prices for members.

HAPPY HOUR @ Bloch Lobby



Print Society Semi-Annual Members Gathering 3–5 p.m. Lisbeth Lurey’s residence The Print Society will gather for eats, drinks and being merry! Contact Lisbeth Lurey for address.


Irma Starr, local artisan potter, will be available to personalize your special gift. Irma’s figurines and ornaments, each one unique and feather painted by hand, are inspired by our Burnap Collection. Gifts from the Museum Store Tax-free shopping Members save an additional 10% Unique gift books, jewelry, children’s, handcrafted and household décor. Online store


Art Tasting with Julián Join Julián as he engages with local, national and international collaborators who make exciting artistic and cultural contributions to benefit us all. Living with American Indian Art 6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium T

Alan J. Hirschfield, one of the world’s foremost collectors of historic Plains Indian art and former President and CEO of Columbia Pictures, will be Julián’s guest for lively conversation. A book signing of Hirschfield’s Living with American Indian Art will follow.



Society of Fellows Annual Holiday Revels 5:30–8 p.m. Kirkwood Hall, Rozzelle Court $35 adults $15 children 12 & under M


Ring in the holiday season with a magical night at the museum. Enjoy the spectacular tree lighting in Kirkwood Hall with director Julián Zugazagoitia as well as traditional caroling, cozy carriage rides and exciting entertainment for all ages. Buffet dinner, reservations required. Seating is limited.

5:30–8 p.m. | Thursdays Small plates, full bar, artful experience. 816.751.1ART




Celebrate the Holidays with Friends and Family Happy Hour @ Bloch Lobby 5:30–8 p.m. | Thursdays | WiFi destination Small plates, full bar, artful experience, eclectic music. Served dinner & live music Fridays | 5–10:30 p.m. Menu and performers change weekly.



Artful Conversation 1–2:30 p.m. Info Desk | R Especially for retirees and daytime experience seekers, dive into dialogue with a docent and others who share an interest in art, and consider “what makes great art great?” Conversation continues in Rozzelle Court (Dutch treat).



Young Friends of Art Second Friday Happy Holidays Hour 6–8 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall Don your winter best and gather around the tree in Kirkwood Hall for a warm cup of holiday cider. Enjoy a dramatic musical performance and a special chance to win two free tickets to Party Arty. Cash bar with special prices for members.


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Conservatory Connections: Light Salon Paul Rudy’s “2012 Stories” 6:30 p.m. | Lens 2 | T

Meet Your Museum Tour 6:30–7 p.m., Cocktails 7–8 p.m., Tour Meet in Bloch Lobby | M T

Distinguished UMKC composition faculty and sound alchemist Paul Rudy performs selections from 2012 Stories, his recent compilation CD described as “… many parts intuition, many parts spiritual and many parts science.”

The Friends of Art were instrumental in securing a masterful collection for the Nelson-Atkins to treasure. Join a museum guide to “Meet Your Museum” and learn more about the history Kansas City’s eclectic art community. Take an opportunity to create your own connection to the artwork.



Know Your Museum Tour 11 a.m.–Noon & 1:30–2:30 p.m. Info Desk | M R Terry Evans is recognized as one of the nation’s finest landscape photographers. Evans, a Kansas City native, captures the intricate relationship between our land and our lives in her first ever career retrospective. Join a docent-led tour of the featured exhibition. Following the tour, guests can gather in Rozzelle Court Restaurant to continue their personal exploration of the art.

Art +Birthday =Fun Have your child’s birthday party at the Nelson-Atkins! Begin with a hands-on art workshop that includes a gallery tour, followed by refreshments. Several fun, age-appropriate themes are available for children 4–12. Members receive a 20% discount. Contact Event Planning at 816.751.1234 for more details.

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studio classes & workshops

The Ford Learning Center has been made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

WINTER SESSION OF STUDIO CLASSES FOR AGES 3–ADULT The world-class collection of the Nelson-Atkins is the inspiration for our studio programs. Direct experience with art in the galleries provides students with a foundation for art making in the Ford Learning Center classrooms. Experience a unique learning environment for children and adults unlike any other in Kansas City! The Ford Learning Center has been made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

ENROLLMENT Enroll today online (, or by phone 816.751.1ART (1278), option 2. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Credit/debit card payment required. In order to enroll, we require the following information: student’s name, address, date of birth, home phone, emergency phone and the parent/guardian name. Students must have turned the minimum age by the start date of a class to enroll in the class. Enroll early—class size is limited. Enrollment deadline is three days prior to a class or workshop. Classes that do not reach a minimum enrollment will be cancelled and fees refunded.

COST Museum members receive a 20% discount on all classes. The discounted member price is listed first; the public price follows. Class fee includes all materials. Parking for members is FREE; nonmembers parking for more than 30 minutes, either to attend class or wait while their student is in class, will pay $5 per vehicle.

CANCELLATIONS Students can cancel an enrollment five business days prior to a class or workshop to receive a refund, less a $15 cancellation fee per enrollment. NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations made less than five business days prior. We do not issue credits toward future class sessions. A $10 transfer fee will be incurred on a per student/per class basis if student transfers an enrollment from one class to another. No transfers will be made less than five business days prior to a class or workshop. 816.751.1ART



Giftmaking FOR T H E H O L I D A Y S

Ages 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 10–Noon or 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 17–Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24.) $68/$85 The most memorable and treasured holiday gifts are those that are handmade! Experience the enjoyment of making gifts in this special three-week session. Both originality and creativity are emphasized as students make gifts to give to friends and family. Please note: Students must have turned the minimum age prior to the start date of the class to enroll—no exceptions. Students may only attend the class in which they enroll—we regret that we cannot accommodate requests to attend a different class time.

START IN ART Ages 3–4 10–11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $108/135 Nurture a child’s creativity! Young children explore art concepts by working with paint, collage and clay. Visits to the galleries contain ageappropriate activities that allow students to see and talk about art as a group. Students should feel comfortable without a parent or guardian. CREATIVE CONNECTIONS Ages 5–6 10 a.m.–Noon OR 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $120/$150 Children expand upon their experiences in painting, collage and 3-D processes as they work with a wider range of materials and increase vocabulary and perception by seeing and talking about art in the collection. Students should feel comfortable without a parent or guardian.


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MEET THE ARTISTS Ages 6–8 10 a.m.–Noon 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19– March 9 $120/$150 Learn about the lives and work of artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Hart Benton and Isamu Noguchi. Create paintings and sculptures that are inspired by their ideas and interests but with your own creative twist! CLAY & SCULPTURE Ages 7–9 10 a.m.–Noon Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $120/$150 Explore the world of 3-D! Experience the various ways of making sculpture including assemblage, carving, and casting and learn about creating with clay.

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ALL ABOUT DRAWING Ages 7–9 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $120/$150 Work on developing your drawing skills and representing what you see on paper. Lessons will focus on shading, line, depicting three-dimensional form, showing distance and personal expression. CARTOONING: THE SENSE OF HUMOR Ages 9–13 10 a.m.–Noon Saturdays, Jan.19–March 9 $120/$150 Instructor: Bill Brewer Have fun creating cartoons about the world around you. Learn how your cartoons can entertain, inform, comfort and inspire readers. We’ll work in the most popular cartoon formats, including gag cartoons, story illustrations and comic strips.

STUDIO CLASSES & WORKSHOPS DRAWING, PAINTING & PRINTMAKING Ages 9–13 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $120/$150 Learn about visual composition, line, shape, color, value and more as you create drawings, paintings and prints that are inspired by art in the collection. Students will sketch frequently from art in the galleries as well as inventing from their imagination. MAINLY MANGA Ages 13-16 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $120/$150 Instructor: Julia Jackson Develop your skills at drawing in the manga/anime style. Create characters, show action on paper and draw a sequential, illustrated narrative. See how the very modern art of manga has foundations in traditional Japanese art from centuries ago.

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN PRAIRIE PLACES Ages 6–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, January 18 $32/$40 per adult-child pair

YEAR OF THE SNAKE Ages 6–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, February 22 $32/$40 per adult-child pair

See monumental views of the Midwest Plains in Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans and create your own mixed media composition inspired by this unique landscape.

Celebrate the Chinese lunar New Year by creating a scroll painting featuring this slithery creature of the Chinese zodiac as well as traditional symbols of good luck.

NATURALLY CURIOUS Ages 6–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, February 1 $32/$40 per adult-child pair Visit the exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities: Photographs & Specimens and create your own dimensional box sculpture complete with images of interesting items from the natural world.

BRUSH DANCES Ages 7–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 $32/$40 per adult-child pair Instructor: Valda Hsu Explore Chinese brushwork then make your own distinctive and beautiful brushstrokes as you create a landscape painting in ink.

Connect With Community Artists Throughout the year, the Ford Learning Center offers classes for adults proposed and taught by artists from the local community who bring their unique perspective and talents to the museum. ABSTRACTION APPLIED Experimenting with Concepts, Forms and Techniques 6–8:30 p.m. | Thursdays, Jan. 17–Feb. 7 $96/$120 Instructor: Cheryl Gail Toh

CARTOONING: IN GOOD HUMOR! 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 14–March 7 $96/$120 Instructor: Bill Brewer

Explore the realm of abstraction! Through discussion of art in the modern galleries, develop an understanding of abstraction concepts. In hands-on exercises, work with a variety of drawing media while experimenting with line, form and composition.

Do you have a childhood passion for drawing cartoons? Revisit your youth from an adult perspective! Create funny cartoon ideas, character, gag cartoons and comic strips and laugh a lot! (OK to color outside the lines!)






WATERCOLOR: MIX IT UP! 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Fridays, Jan. 18–March 8 $144/$180 Instructor: Sarah Bracco Looking for new ways to enrich the surface and add energy to your watercolor paintings? Investigate combining media such as charcoal, collage, pen & ink, pastels, gesso and more with watercolor. Be inspired by the museum collection, while strengthening your knowledge of composition, texture, shape and color. ALL ACRYLICS 1–3:30 p.m. | Fridays, Jan. 18–March 8 $144/$180 Instructor: Suzann Geringer Develop your skills working with acrylic paint, including color mixing, brushstroke, layering and composition. Class will practice sketching and note taking from works of art in the galleries as subject matter for paintings.

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CHINESE BRUSHWORK: FROM SCHOLAR’S GARDEN TO DISTANT PEAKS 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $144/$180 Instructor: Valda Hsu See how Chinese brushwork painting conveys a sense of eternity as we journey from mountains of the north to gardens and misty rivers of the south. Learn and apply both traditional and contemporary techniques to create paintings that capture the mood and spirit of the world around and inside us. WATERCOLOR BY DESIGN 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. | Saturdays, Jan. 19–March 9 $144/$180 Instructor: Christine Webster Practice working with traditional and experimental watercolor techniques, with inspiration from museum collections. Class will emphasize the principles of design such as balance, rhythm, emphasis, unity and proportion as well as color theory.

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LOCATION & PARKING The museum is located at 45th and Oak streets, three blocks east of the Country Club Plaza. Enter the garage off Oak Street. Parking is $5, FREE for members. VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES The museum and parking garage are wheelchair accessible. SPENCER ART REFERENCE LIBRARY Open to the public. Mon Closed Tue By appointment Wed 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thurs/Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat/Sun 1–4 p.m.

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ROZZELLE COURT RESTAURANT A Kansas City treasure, our Italian-style courtyard is an unparalleled setting. Lunch Wed–Sat, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Brunch | Sun, Noon–3 p.m. Desserts & Beverages Wed–Sun, 2–4 p.m. Happy Hour Thurs, 5:30 p.m. | Bloch Lobby Served Dinner & Live Music Fri, 5–10:30 p.m.

NOV/DEC 2012 FEATURED CURATORS, SPEAKERS AND STAFF Terry Evans Photographer and Professor Columbia College, Chicago Alan J. Hirschfield Art collector and former President & CEO of Columbia Pictures Gina Kaufmann Author Stephanie Knappe Assistant Curator, American Art Mike Lyon Print Artist Kimberly Masteller Jeanne McCray Beals Curator South and Southeast Asian Art Nii Quarcoopome Curator, African Art Paul Rudy UMKC Professor and Sound Alchemist Jan Schall Sanders Sosland Curator Modern & Contemporary Art

MUSEUM STORE Shop for books, cards, children’s items and a large variety of gifts, jewelry and home décor. Tax free. Members save 10%. Online store

Paul Sokoloff Print Collector

MEMBERSHIP Enjoy FREE parking, FREE featured exhibition tickets, discounts in Rozzelle Court Restaurant and the Museum Store and special events just for members.

Julián Zugazagoitia Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director & CEO

To become a member of the Nelson-Atkins, for tickets to events, to enroll in classes, or to ask questions about the museum, call 816.751.1ART (1278). PHOTOGRAPHY Dan Frueh (page 9) Bethany Day (pp. 4, 11–12, 14) Shirley Harryman (page 7) James White (back cover)

Billie Tsien Architect Tod Williams Architect


Terry Evans, American (b. 1944). Bison at Maxwell Game Preserve, Roxbury, Kansas (detail), December 1981. Inkjet print (printed 2012). Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2012.17.12. © Terry Evans.



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Sunday, December 9 Annual Holiday Revels 5:30-8 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall, Rozzelle Court

See page 8.

Friday, November 16 Gallery & Go Lunchtime Series 11:30 a.m. Curator talk 12:15 p.m. Optional lunch

The museum’s premier membership group offers vital support to the Nelson-Atkins. Fellows will enjoy these special events in November and December.

SOCIET Y of FELLOWS 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Exclusive member tour with the artist through the featured exhibition Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans. See page 3.

Member Morning with Terry Evans

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Explore Art - November/December 2012  

Bi-monthly program guide of exhibitions, lectures, events, classes and museum amenities.