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$1.1M gift from late professor benefits arts at KU & other Kansas Art News 3-22-17


Johnson, Read featured at VAAM, Heritage Galleries

The McPherson Arts Alliance VAAM Gallery is located at 223 S. Main St. in the McPherson Opera House, McPherson. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Since receiving her BFA from Bethany College inᅠ…

Impressionist masterpieces at Nelson’s new Bloch Galleries are simply radiant

Henry Bloch, the 94-year-old philanthropist from Kansas City and founder of H&R Block, shares stories behind acquiring some of the 29 impressionist and post-impressionist paintings that he has donated to Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Bloch Galleriesᅠ…and moreᅠ»

Jerry Nerman, contemporary art patron, dies at 97

“It’s fun, it’s exciting,” Jerry Nerman said of art collecting in a 2002 story in The Kansas City Star. “Some people collect homes, boats or airplanes. We collect art.” It began with a small painting of the Champs-Elysees in Paris that Nerman acquired …

A collection of stories: How Henry Bloch acquired the paintings in new Nelson galleries

When they got back to Kansas City, however, Coe had bad news. At some point, the work had been completely …. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art previewed its $12 million Bloch Galleries space on Friday. The new galleries feature Henry Bloch’s 29ᅠ…and moreᅠ»

Jewish Philanthropist Establishes Kansas City As Cultural Mecca

Bloch was on hand at the Nelson to preview the new Bloch galleries in Kansas City, Missouri, which are slated to open on March 11 and are supported by an $11.7 million Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation gift, including 29 paintings that he …

Bonds for UMKC downtown arts campus win approval from House, now go to Senate

Legislation authorizing $48 million in state bonds to help pay for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s downtown arts campus won overwhelming approval Tuesday in the Missouri House. The House voted 117-39 in favor of the bill sponsored byᅠ…

Making an impression

For Patricia Neufeld, every detail of a piece of art is integral to the whole. The artist creates sculptures, pottery and ceramics, several pieces of which will be on display for “Western Art Show,” open today through May 13 at the Carriage Factory Art …and moreᅠ»

$1.1M gift from late professor benefits arts at KU

A $1.1 million gift from the estate of the late Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history, will provide support to the Spencer Museum of Art, the libraries and students at the University of Kansas. Stokstad, of …and moreᅠ»

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