Saturday, July 22, 2017

At The Nelson-Atkins


The temperature was one hundred degrees when we pulled into Kansas City yesterday afternoon. The wind itself was hot, not a bit refreshing. We were grateful that the Nelson-Atkins, KC's excellent art museum, had an underground garage.

We think it is one of America's best regional museums. Its photography section beats the heck out of what we have at home. Hallmark Cards, based here, had a spectacular collection of 6,500 images it donated to the museum a few years ago. The main current exhibition was about the photographers who worked for the government during the Depression. Most prominent were the images of Dorothea Lange, including one of the most famous and heart breaking pictures in the history of photography.     

3 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, I'd love to see that exhibition.

William Kendall said...

I'd enjoy visiting it. I know that picture- iconic. Just didn't know who took it.

s.c said...

I also would love to see that exhibition.