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Friday, February 11, 2011
Power Partners at the Nelson-Atkins Museum
Yesterday we made another trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum with our retirement club, Power Partners. Our last visit was about a year ago on Sigrid's birthday (see March 2010 post). I stole this photo of the outside of the museum/art gallery from last year's post since I didn't get one this trip. If I had, there would be lots of snow on the ground.
There were about 30 of us at this event.
One of my favorite sculptures at the gallery.
Here, we are admiring some beautiful paintings and getting a very educational lecture by our tour guide. She pointed out the interesting features and history of a number of the gallery pieces.
Just one of many rooms full of great art.
Entrance to the Chinese collection....one of the best in the world.
Ceiling above a Chinese temple......yes they have nearly a whole temple on display.
How about a 25 foot tall temple wall featuring Buddha.
Part of the Thomas Hart Benton collection. Benton lived in Kansas City and is my favorite artist.
More abstract art in the new Bloch building.
We are discussing the fine points of the Satchel Paige tribute piece in this photo.
The building itself is a work or art.
Our guide answers questions at the conclusion of the tour. She was very well versed on the collection.
Lunch after the tour was at Rozzelle Court, a 15th century Italian courtyard.
The food is always fantastic. This is our group going through the service line.
Sigrid enjoyed herself.
On our way out, we saw a number of art students sketching some of the works. The students most likely study at the Kansas City Art Institute.