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exploreart fall calendar

2013

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exhibitions

FEATURED EXHIBITION

Berthe Morisot, French (1841–1895). The Harbor at Lorient (detail), 1869. Oil on canvas, 17 1/8 x 28 3/4 inches. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.48.

Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet October 19, 2013–February 9, 2014 | Galleries L13–14 Experience the pleasure and excitement of traveling through mid-19th century France. From Paris to the countryside, the top of Mont Blanc to the Mediterranean, this exhibition features 125 important paintings and photographs from 36 major museums.

FEATURED T EXHIBITION TICKETS 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 exhibition has been co-organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Saint Louis Art Museum. Support is provided by the Hall Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film, and the Campbell-Calvin Fund and Elizabeth C. Bonner Charitable Trust for exhibitions.

MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 Enjoy your exclusive member benefit and attend our members-only preview days. Experience the featured exhibition first before anyone else in Kansas City. You see it first, you see it FREE! See page 10.

ON THE COVER Charles Marville, French (1813–1879). Rue des Lavandières (detail), ca. 1868. Albumen print from collodion glass negative. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2007.2.9.

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FREE EXHIBITIONS Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists Through March 30, 2014 | Gallery L8 What is Islamic Art? How do contemporary artists respond to Islamic art and culture in their own work? These questions will be explored through a series of visual conversations with selected works from our collection and contemporary arts that make connections across cultures, geography and time. Hamra Abbas, Pakistani (b. 1976). Paper Plates (one of eight), 2008. Paper collage. Courtesy of the artist and Green Cardamom.

About Face: Contemporary Portraiture Through January 19, 2014 | Gallery L11 This exhibition explores the global diversity of contemporary photographic portraiture since 2000, and includes works by 29 internationally acclaimed artists. In the museum galleries, visitors may access a complementary online exhibition of contemporary portraiture, Making Pictures of People, produced in collaboration with Andy Adams of FlakPhoto.com. Jerry Spagnoli, American (b. 1956).
Portrait of Angela Kohler (detail), ca. 2010. Daguerreotype. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2011.7.14. © Jerry Spagnoli.

Fauno rosso Through September 29 | Kirkwood Hall The red–marble Fauno rosso, a spectacular example of ancient Roman sculpture, is on view for the first time ever in America, thanks to a new relationship between the city of Rome and the Nelson-Atkins. Fauno rosso, Roman, 2nd century C.E. Red marble, 66 inches (167.5 cm). Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale – Musei Capitolini. This loan was made possible by Roma Capitale–Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali–Musei Capitolini.

Thanks to Donald J. Hall Initiative

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FREE EXHIBITIONS Secret Messages: Symbolic Meaning in Chinese Art Through January 12, 2014 | Gallery 222 Did you know that a bat can bring good fortune, that a peony symbolizes nobility and a deer a high salary? Unravel the fascinating hidden meanings of Chinese motifs in this exhibition of exquisite Chinese paintings and decorative art. Unknown artist, Chinese, Many Deer (detail), Ming-Qing Dynasty (1368-1911). Handscroll, ink and color on paper. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 33-649.

The Naked and the Nude: Representations of the Body Through February 16, 2014 | Gallery P27 Whether exposed and vulnerable or comfortable and at ease, the human body has always been a favored subject of artists. This exhibition explores differing representations of the body in 19th- and 20thcentury prints and drawings, from the ideal, classically-inspired nude of the 1800s to the increasingly abstract, expressive unclothed figures of the Modern period. Emil Nolde, German (1867–1956). Christ and the Sinner, 1911. Etching and drypoint. Gift of Jane Wade in memory of Curt Valentin, 55-73/13.

Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection Through November 3 | On view in American, European & Contemporary Galleries Exceptional works from the collection of Paul and Elissa Cahn explore the techniques, forms, and politics of colonial American silver. On view throughout the museum, the exhibition explores the craft of the American silversmith, including techniques still in use today. Jeremiah Dummer, Boston, 1645–1718. “The Tufts Cup”, ca. 1690. Silver. The Cahn Collection, St. Louis, Missouri. Photo: David Ulmer.

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TOURS Interactive Collection Tour Wed–Fri 1:30 p.m. Thurs/Fri 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Sat/Sun 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. Meet at the Info Desk Drop-in for a free guided tour and devote 40 minutes looking and discussing works in the collection.

Tours for the Blind or Visually Impaired Saturday, Sept. 21 Tactile Tour Saturday, Oct. 19 Descriptive Tour 10:30–11:30 a.m. Ages 12 & up FREE | Meet at the Info Desk Reservations required Join this monthly tour for visitors who are visually impaired and explore the collections through a combination of tactile experiences and verbal descriptions. Come with family and friends or an accompanying sighted guide and find new meaning in art! Tour topics vary each month.

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Giraudon’s Artist, French (active 1870s). Two Women Standing with Baskets (detail), ca. late 1870s. Albumen print from collodion glass negative. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2009.6.73.

Featured Exhibition Tour (Starting October 23) Exhibition ticket required

Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet Drop in for a docent-led tour, available Wednesday– Friday at 1 p.m. through January 17. Visit our website to schedule a tour for six or more. Look for a museum guide and share lively conversation on Thursday and Friday, 6–9 p.m.; weekends, 1–4 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES!

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 In September and October, we consider collecting! What do you collect? What does the museum collect? Gallery Activity Explore the great variety of objects collected at the museum.

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

FUN Spot Draw items in your collection. Create a pop-up gallery to display them!

Check out the next issue of Explore Art for new activities. New Weekend Family Activities will begin in November. nelson-atkins.org

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Special Event: Fauno rosso Rock Hard and Chiseled: The Male Nude in Western Art 1:30–3 p.m. Atkins Auditorium | T Celebrate the Fauno rosso (Red satyr) with a provocative afternoon exploring 2,000 years of the nude male form. Curators Robert Cohon and Nicole Myers and educator Rose May give brief presentations on the nude during antiquity, the Renaissance and the 19th century. Moderated by the museum’s new Director of Curatorial Affairs, Antonia Boström.

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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.

Artful Conversation 1–2:30 p.m. | Info Desk | R During this popular new program, dive into dialogue with a docent and other participants who share your interest in art. Conversation continues in Rozzelle Court (Dutch treat).

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Conversation Photo Futures with Andy Adams of FlakPhoto.com 6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium T

How do museum and webbased exhibitions complement each other? What is the future of photographic practice? Join curators Jane L. Aspinwall and April M. Watson for a conversation with FlakPhoto creator Andy Adams about their collaboration on About Face and Making Pictures of People.

Happy Hour @ Bloch Lobby 5:30–8 p.m. | Thursdays WiFi destination October 31 | Trick-or-Treat gift for those in costume.

Live Music | Featuring the cuisine of France in celebration of Impressionist France. More information available at nelson-atkins. org/Rozzelle. Reservations, 816.751.1ART (Option 2). Member discounts. nelson-atkins.org

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SEPTEMBER Print Society Nudes, Cows and Clowns: Adventures in Print Collecting 6–8 p.m. | Training Room

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Semi-Annual Museum Store Sale Bloch Lobby | Museum Store The Museum Store’s semiannual sale. Drastically reduced home décor, jewelry, children’s items and books. Tax free.

FREE for Print Society members/$10 non-member John Mallery will talk about his personal collecting style and how one painting in the museum’s permanent collection inspired his first impulsive purchase.

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FRIDAY

YFA Happy Hour 6–8 p.m. North Nichols Plaza Mingle with other young professionals, including our friends from Bacchus, while enjoying cocktails, live music by the band Antennas Up and Kansas City food trucks’ finest fare. Cash bar with special prices for members. Food truck fare available for purchase.

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Business Council Annual Meeting and Reception 6 p.m., Program Atkins Auditorium 7 p.m., Buffet reception Kirkwood Hall M T | Individuals $125 Tables available CorpGroup’s Alvaro J. Saieh will receive the inaugural Henry Bloch Leadership Award in recognition of his contributions to economic growth in Chile and international support for arts and culture. Mr. Saieh will talk on the importance of corporate communities supporting the arts and his philosophy on collecting Italian Renaissance masterpieces.

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TOURS Know Your Museum 11 a.m.–Noon & 1:30–2:30 p.m. Info Desk | M T Discover the connections between the exhibition Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists and the Nelson-Atkins permanent collection with docents in the galleries. After the tour, gather in Rozzelle Court Restaurant to continue your exploration and share thoughts with the group.

Meet Your Museum 6:30–7 p.m., Cocktails 7–8 p.m., Tour Bloch Lobby | M T The Friends of Art were instrumental in securing extraordinary art for the museum. Join a museum guide to learn more about the history of this group, the museum, and Kansas City’s influence on the art at the Nelson-Atkins. Create your own personal ties to the collection.

Consider the museum for your holiday events. For more information or to schedule a date, contact Event Planning at 816.751.1234.

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31st Annual Joseph S. and Ethel B. Atha Lecture “To See as the Artist Sees”: Albert C. Barnes and the Experiment in Education 6–7 p.m. Atkins Auditorium | T The Barnes Foundation’s Judith F. Dolkart discusses Albert C. Barnes and his unsurpassed collection of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, many by American painters who became collaborators and friends. For Barnes, educational ambitions and collecting helped develop a rigorous method “to see as the artist sees.” Society of Fellows 31st Annual Joseph S. and Ethel B. Atha Dinner 7 p.m. Rozzelle Court Restaurant M T | $70 Following the 31st Annual Joseph S. and Ethel B. Atha lecture, please join us to commemorate the tradition with this time-honored event. Fellows will enjoy an exquisite dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Pye.

HAPPY HOUR @ Bloch Lobby 5:30–8 p.m. | Thursdays Small plates, full bar, artful experience.

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Society of Fellows Gallery & Go with Kim Masteller 11:30 a.m., Tour with Curator, Meet at Info Desk 12:15 p.m., Optional Lunch $15, Rozzelle Court Restaurant M

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Join curator Kim Masteller for an in-depth look at Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists. Through your exclusive Society of Fellows benefit you can get up-close and personal with the curator and discover the wonders of this new exhibition. Optional lunch to follow.

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Under Arabian Skies A Celebration of Art, Science and Astronomy from the Islamic World 5–9 p.m. Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park & Bloch Lobby Join us for a special after-hours celebration of Islamic art, the annual equinox and more! Enjoy activities outside and inside, including the exhibition Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists, currently on view in the Project Space. (See page 3.) PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Wonder at the glowing night parade of giant puppets presented by StoneLion Puppet Theatre! Create your own star-studded noisemaker and watch it light up as you follow the parade. • Explore the night sky with the Kansas City Astronomical Society. • Discover Islamic and Arabic art, astronomy and more with illuminating talks by curators Kimberly Masteller and Jan Schall. Tickets and full talk descriptions available at nelson-atkins.org/calendar. • Savor chicken kabobs, baba ghannouj and more while you enjoy the activities outside. Halel options available. Enter the museum through the Bloch Building. In case of inclement weather, all activities will move indoors. Supported by the Hall Family Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

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newEar Performance Luminosity 7:15 p.m., Pre-concert talk 8 p.m., Performance Atkins Auditorium The critically acclaimed newEar kicks off its 21st season of stimulating contemporary chamber music. Purchase advance tickets from UMKC Central Ticket Office: 816.235.6222. Season ticket holders are free. At-door ticket prices: $25 Adult; $12 Student with ID.

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82nd Annual Plaza Art Fair Country Club Plaza Broadway, between 47th & Nichols Rd. Come visit our booth and pick up information about upcoming events, exhibitions and new membership benefits.

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Study Day Spotlight: Silver 1–3 p.m. | Lens 2 | T Join curator Catherine Futter, conservator Paul Benson and artists Robyn Nichols and Erica Voetsch as they shed light on the artistry of silver from several perspectives— its historical context, conservation and preservation, and use as an exciting medium for contemporary art. In connection with the museum-wide Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection.

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Conservatory Connections Art in Motion 6:30–8 p.m. Atkins Auditorium | T Join composer Paul Rudy, choreographer DeeAnna Hiett and performers as they present a virtual “journey through the museum’s galleries.” Favorite works are interpreted on this “walkabout” to highlight new sights and sounds of art in motion. A partnership with UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Academy.

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Artful Conversation 1–2:30 p.m. | Info Desk | R During this popular new program, dive into dialogue with a docent and other participants who share your interest in art. Conversation continues in Rozzelle Court (Dutch treat).

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Special Presentation Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins and Elsewhere 6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium T

Meet the new Director of Curatorial Affairs, Antonia Boström, as she shares her excitement about the NelsonAtkins esteemed collections and highlights her career engaged with European sculpture, including at The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts and, most recently, the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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YFA Second Friday Happy Hour 6–8 p.m. | Bloch Lobby Mingle with YFA and special guests from Kansas City Startup Village while sipping cocktails and enjoying live music. A Halloween-themed art scavenger hunt promises additional thrills and delights. Cash bar with special prices for members.

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Print Society Brunch and Browse: Tour of Letter Press Studios 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Bluebird Café 1700 Summit, K.C., Mo. FREE for Print Society members/$10 non-member M R

Start with brunch and then tour four different studios to learn more about letter press: • Two-Tone Press • Winka Press • Field Trip Publishing • The Print Factory

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Boss Appreciation Day 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Advance reservations required by Oct. 11 for this service. Call 816.751.1248. Rozzelle Court Restaurant offers a seated and served lunch experience with free dessert for all members of the party (Wednesday lunch only). Service charge of 20% added to tab.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 & FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 MEMBER PREVIEW DAYS Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Galleries L13–14 | M T Enjoy your exclusive member benefit and attend our members-only preview days. Experience the featured exhibition first before anyone else in Kansas City. You see it first, you see it FREE!

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Society of Fellows & Business Council Member Opening Reception 6–8 p.m. | Bloch Lobby, Galleries L13–14 M

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The Board of Trustees, Director Julián Zugazagoitia, curators April M. Watson, Simon Kelly and Nicole Myers cordially invite the Society of Fellows and Business Council members to view the fall featured exhibition. Transport your palate as you sample regional French fare and wines. Society of Fellows Annual Dinner 7:30 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall | M T | $150 Bonjour! After the opening of Impressionist France, please join us for our annual dinner to celebrate the museum’s most generous supporters. Savor the tastes and delights of the harvest season with Beaujolais Nouveau and a French-inspired culinary feast. Tickets and tables are available for purchase.

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Enhanced Art Experience Reception Family, Art Explorer & Art Lover Members ($150+) 6–7 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall 7–9 p.m. | Bloch Lobby Galleries L13–14 M

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Join curators April M. Watson, Simon Kelly and Nicole Myers at an intimate cocktail reception with a wine and cheese sampling. Enjoy the region’s sights, sounds and tastes, then continue the festivities with fellow Friends of Art members in Bloch Lobby. Friends of Art Member Opening Celebration 7–9 p.m. | Bloch Lobby, Galleries L13–14 M

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Welcome Impressionist France with live music and dancing. Enjoy conversations with docents in the galleries as you tour the featured exhibition. Cash bar available. Early reservations requested as space is limited.

ABOVE | Gustave Le Gray, French (1820–1884). Group of Ships Departing Le Havre (detail), ca. 1856. Albumen print from collodion glass negative. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2007.21.18.

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Tickets available to members Sept. 2–13 and the public Sept. 14. Join curator April M. Watson and Simon Kelly, Saint Louis Art Museum’s curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as they discuss their travels to France and inspiration for curating our featured exhibition.

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Special Performance Makuza 6:30–8 p.m. Bloch Lobby Continuing our cultural exchange with the American Jazz Museum’s exhibition American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, the Nelson-Atkins hosts Makuza, led by Pablo Sanhueza. This lively evening of Latin jazz celebrates the unveiling of this year’s Day of the Dead altar. Member Halloween Tour 6:30–8:30 p.m. Kirkwood Hall, Ford Learning Center and Galleries M

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Ghosts, goblins and witches of all ages are invited to enjoy a members-only Halloween-themed evening. A self-guided tour of mystery and suspense, complete with docents, trick-or-treat stations and hands-on art activities for all to enjoy.

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Discovery Day Explore Islamic Arts 1–4 p.m. Ford Learning Center Discover the beauty and ingenuity of traditional Islamic Arts. Explore ceramics, textiles, calligraphy and pattern-making through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Fun for all ages.

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In Conversation Performing in Public: The Art of Jun Kaneko 6–7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium T

Renowned visual artist Jun Kaneko has designed a dynamic production of Mozart’s Magic Flute for the Kansas City Lyric Opera. Join curator Catherine Futter for a discussion with Kaneko about this exciting project, his artwork and impact on public art worldwide.

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Day of the Dead Festival 1–4 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall ¡Celebramos el día de los muertos! Don’t miss the third annual Day of the Dead family festival and traditional altar display! Enjoy music, dance, hands-on activities, sugar skull demonstrations, Mexican food and more throughout the museum. More information available at nelson-atkins.org/calendar soon!

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studio classes & workshops

AUGUST

FALL 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!

ENROLLMENT Enroll today online (nelson-atkins.org/calendar), or by phone 816.751.1ART (1278), option 2. Enrollment is on a first-call, firstserved basis. Credit/debit card payment required. Cost: Museum members receive discount on classes, 30% for Society of Fellows and 20% for Friends of Art. The discounted member prices are listed in that order with the public price last. Please provide the following information when you call: Student’s name, address, date of birth, home phone, emergency phone and the parent/guardian name. We accept individual enrollments only; one person may not enroll students from multiple families. 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. Parking for museum 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/Transfer Credits: Students can cancel an enrollment five business days prior to a class or one-time workshop to receive a refund less a $15 cancellation fee per enrollment. Transfers from one class to another can be up until five business days prior to a class with a $10 transfer fee. No refunds or transfers will be made for cancellations made less than five business days prior or due to missing a class. We do not issue credits toward future classes or workshops if you cancel an enrollment or miss a class.

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

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STUDIO CLASSES & WORKSHOPS START IN ART Ages 3–4 | 10–11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $77/$88/$110 Nurture a child’s creativity! Young children explore art concepts by working with paint, collage and clay in addition to seeing and talking about art during visits to the galleries. Students should feel comfortable without a parent or guardian. CREATIVE DUETS Ages 5–6 with adult 10 a.m.–Noon Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $154/$176/$220 Pair up to get creative! Look together and share your ideas about art when visiting the galleries. Then experiment with painting, collage, sculpture and more in this class designed for a child to attend with an adult.

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SCULPTURE A–Z Ages 5–6 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct.19 $84/$96/$120 Have fun learning about line, shape, color, texture, pattern and form and the different ways to create sculpture. The class will visit the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and inside galleries to see sculptures from the very small to the very tall.

PICTURE ME Ages 6–8 10 a.m.–Noon & 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $84/$96/$120 Look in the mirror—what makes you unique? Explore self-portraits and images of people throughout the galleries as well as in the exhibition About Face: Contemporary Portraiture and then have fun creating selfportraits that express your personality. PENCILS READY! Ages 7–9 | 10 a.m.–Noon Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $84/$96/$120 Work on developing your skills by drawing what you see using pencil, charcoal, oil pastels and more. Learn about the elements of drawing such as line, shading, texture, and depicting distance and threedimensional form.

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Giftmaking F O R T HE H OLI DA Y S

Saturdays, Nov. 16–Dec. 7 (No class Nov. 30) Ages 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 Giftmaking for the Holidays begins in November. Enroll now at nelson-atkins.org.

CREATIVE iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Ages 14–Adult 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21–Oct. 12 $56/$64/$80

BUILT IN CLAY Ages 9–13 | 10 a.m.–Noon Ages 7–9 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $98/$112/$140 Use hand-building processes to create an assortment of architectural structures in clay. See examples of buildings in the galleries, such as fabulous tomb houses from ancient China and even cricket abodes.

BRUSH UP ON PAINTING Ages 9–13 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $84/$96/$120 Explore the process of painting, brushstroke, color mixing, space, composition and more as you work with tempera, acrylics and watercolor. Ideas will come from real objects, art in the galleries and the imagination.

The iPhone is a powerful tool for documenting your life and making creative images. We will cover the basics of taking photographs, various apps and creative possibilities to enhance images. Participants need an iPhone and iTunes account to access apps, some free and some available for a small charge. The innovation of photography in the 1800s will be compared to today’s tools.

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FRIDAY NIGHT F U N POSITIVELY PATTERN Ages 7–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 $35/$40/$50 per adult-child pair

LANDSCAPE IMPRESSIONS Ages 6–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 $28/$32/$40 per adult-child pair

See gorgeous Islamic patterns in the exhibition Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists and create a clay platter decorated with a repeat design all your own. Participants will glaze and leave their work to be fired. Finished pieces will be available for pick-up beginning Oct. 12.

Visit the upcoming exhibition Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet to discuss how artists create landscapes and use expressive brushstrokes to make mono prints of your own landscape setting.

DAY OF THE DEAD Ages 7–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 $35/$40/$50 per adult-child pair Whimsical skeletons—calacas —are often seen in Day of the Dead celebrations. Learn more about the symbolism behind the skeletons and create your own in clay. Participants will glaze and leave their work to be fired. Finished pieces will be available for pick-up beginning Nov. 16. WE ARE FAMILY Ages 7–12 with adult 6:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 or 1:30–3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 $35/$40/$50 per adult/child pair

Mosaic Spandrels of an Arch (detail), Persian, from Isfahan region, Iran, Safavid Dynasty (1501-1722 C.E.). Glazed ceramic tile and gold leaf. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 33-663/3.

Make a unique family portrait in clay. Each person designs a self-portrait which is then assembled into one larger sculpture. Participants will glaze and leave their work to be fired. Finished pieces will be available for pick-up beginning December 7. 816.751.1ART

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DROP-IN DRAWING 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3–24 Thursdays, Nov. 7–21 & Dec. 5 $17.50/$20/$25 Practice drawing in a casual, unstructured environment with a variety of provided materials and guidance from a studio instructor. No preregistration is necessary—just pay at the Info Desk. Purchase a drink during Happy Hour @ Bloch Lobby to bring to class. Drop-in on one or more evenings—it’s up to you!

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SCHOOL AND EDUCATOR SERVICES Fun in the studio! Our new sequentialseries programming for educators debuts in the Ford Learning Center. Participants learn the ins-and-outs of basic bookmaking and Common Core-aligned journaling techniques for the classroom. Join us for one or all three nights. Bookmaking and Journaling in the Classroom 6:30–8pm | Sept. 5, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 $10/workshop or $25 for all three Register online at www.nelson-atkins.org/ edu/TeacherSchedule or call 816.751.1ART.


STUDIO CLASSES & WORKSHOPS GENTLEMEN OF THE FOUR SEASONS 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 14–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $140/$160/$200 Instructor: Valda Hsu Ancient Chinese scholars viewed time as an unending circle in which energy is renewable. Learn about the four gentlemen in seasons and symbols in Chinese painting that inspire the hope of growth, the struggle for survival, the understanding of change and strength for overcoming. Class will cover visual language of brush and ink, both traditional and contemporary, and some calligraphy. CERAMIC PLATTERS 6–8:30 p.m. | Thursdays, Sept. 19–Oct. 24 $126/$144/$180 Instructor: Christine Webster Create a series of platters while exploring approaches to design and surface treatments. See how various cultures have used platters to make artistic statements, from ancient Persia in the exhibition Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists to examples in Japanese, English pottery and American Indian collections. PORTRAYING PLACE 1:30–4 p.m. | Fridays, Sept. 20–Nov. 1 $126/$144/$180 Instructor: Suzann Geringer Delve into landscape painting in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park! Explore composition, light, brushstroke and color with a variety of drawing and painting materials. Class will visit galleries and the upcoming exhibition Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet. DRAWING: THE COMFORT ZONE 10 a.m.–Noon Saturdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 2 No class Oct. 19 $84/$96/$120 Instructor: Suzann Geringer

Édouard Manet, French (1832–1883). The Rue Mosnier with Flags (detail), 1878. Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 31 3/4 inches. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 89.PA.71.

A FRENCH JOURNEY 1:30–4 p.m. | Fridays, Nov. 8–22 & Dec. 6 $84/$96/$120 Instructor: Suzann Geringer Relive a memorable trip to France by creating a unique handmade book of the experience. Bring your photographs and mementos and inventively combine them with painting, collage, printmaking and other art processes. Class will draw inspiration from visiting the exhibition Impressionist France.

HERE’S LOOKING AT ART Adults | 6–8 p.m. Thursdays, October 3–24 Meet in Training Room Ford Learning Center $90/$103/$129 | Enrollment through KCAI. Visit kcai.edu/artforeveryone or call 816.802.3488 for full course listing and to register. Classes held at the Nelson-Atkins.

Designed for adults with minimal-to-no drawing experience, this class will help develop your skills of looking carefully and translating what you see onto the page. We’ll keep it simple, focusing on the basic elements of drawing and having fun with the experience! 816.751.1ART

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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.

BLOCH AT NIGHT 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3–24 $56/$74/$80 Instructor: Megan Wyeth Explore architectural photography with the Nelson-Atkins’ Bloch Building after dark. Please have a good working knowledge of your digital or iPhone camera for this class. Tripods are suggested.

WET COLLODION PHOTOGRAPHY 10 a.m.–Noon, Saturday, Nov. 2 and 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 9 & 16 $140/$160/$200 Instructor: Steve Wilson Hallmark photographer Explore the history and basics of wet collodion photography, more commonly used from 1850–1870. Examples of this innovative process are on view in the exhibition Impressionist France. Class meets at the Nelson-Atkins Nov. 2 and at the UMKC Fine Arts Building Nov. 9 & 16. Please note that the materials used to create photographs with this process are toxic. While safety glasses, gloves and aprons will be provided, anyone with chemical sensitivities should be advised.

PHOTOGRAPHY Bethany Day (p. 6) Bob Greenspan (p. 7) Jenny Wheat (pp. 7, 14, 15, 20) Don Ipock (p. 8)

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Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera (p. 11) Ryan Pechnick (pp. 12–14, 16) Shirley Harryman (p. 19) Steve Wilson (p. 18) Jeff Nightingale (p. 18) Mark McDonald (p. 20)

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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.

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. 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 nelson-atkins.org/shop. MEMBERSHIP Enjoy FREE parking, FREE admission to featured exhibitions, discounts in Rozzelle Court Restaurant and the Museum Store and special events just for members.

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).

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 FEATURED CURATORS, SPEAKERS AND STAFF Jane L. Aspinwall Associate Curator, Photography Andy Adams Founder, FlakPhoto.com Paul Benson Objects Conservator Antonia Boström Director of Curatorial Affairs Robert Cohon Curator, Art of the Ancient World Judith F. Dolkart Deputy Director of Art & Archival Collections and Gund Family Chief Curator The Barnes Foundation Catherine Futter The Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Senior Curator Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts DeeAnna Hiett UMKC Professor and Choreographer Jun Kaneko Visual artist John Mallery Mallery Technical Training and Consulting Kimberly Masteller Jeanne McCray Beals Curator South and Southeast Asian Art Rose May Head of Interpretation Nicole Myers Associate Curator, European Painting and Sculpture Paul Rudy UMKC Professor and Composer Alvaro J. Saieh, Chairman & CEO CorpGroup Holding Jan Schall Sanders Sosland Curator Modern & Contemporary Art April M. Watson Associate Curator, Photography

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Society of Fellows members can enjoy discounts on museum rentals (discount dependent on level of membership). Benefactor ($5,000) or Ambassador ($10,000) level members receive one FREE annual rental. Take advantage of your membership benefit in time for holiday parties or any celebration.

Benefit Highlight: Discounts on Museum Rentals

Did you join the Society of Fellows between May 2013 and now? Join us for a fun cocktail reception to learn more about the museum, the benefits available to you and meet other Society of Fellows members.

Thursday, September 19 First-Year Society of Fellows Member Cocktail Reception 5–6 p.m. | Aquila Room | M R

The museum’s premier membership group offers vital support to the Nelson-Atkins. Fellows will enjoy these special events. See calendar listings for more events.

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Sunday, November 3 1– 4 p.m.

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Explore Art - September/October 2013  

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

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