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The exhibit will feature approximately 55 photographs Parks took of Ali while on assignment for Life magazine. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum has recently acquired approximately 13 works, including selections from the American Champion portfolio, which will be on view.
The Missouri Humanities Council grant will allow the museum to provide transportation for area classes to visit the Black Archives Museum on field trips and to provide educational materials for area elementary libraries.
The Old Capitol (or “old brick Capitol“) was constructed in 1815 as a temporary meeting space for Congress after the British burned the U.S. Capitol in 1814. During the Civil War, the Old Capitol was repurposed as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war, spies, blockade runners, and Union army officials convicted of insubordination.
The quarter plate daguerreotype, believed to be the earliest known image of African American slaves with cotton, was likely taken some time during the 1850s and is believed to depict the rural Greene County, Georgia plantation of Samuel T. Gentry.
A pair of pictographs that traveled a circuitous route have found their way back home to the Saint Joseph Museums and will be on view to the public in January. The pictographs were part of a group of 17 works lent by the Saint Joseph Museums to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for an exhibition in 1961. The works were returned in 1962, but the two pictographs remained in the care of the Nelson-Atkins until recently.
United Federation of Doll Clubs exhibit shares a comprehensive collection of the annual event's tea party cups and saucers, original newspaper advertising for the parties, and other historical memorabilia of the event that became a Kansas City tradition for generations of young girls.
Kansans like to think of their state as a land of industrious, law-abiding and friendly people, and for the most part they are correct. But its history has many tales of murders, cons, extrajudicial killings and other crimes. On Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives will host author Adrian Zink who will discuss his book Wicked Kansas.
Crosby Kemper III, who helped redefine the role of public libraries in nearly 15 years as executive director of the Kansas City Public Library, is assuming leadership of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency established as the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is proud to open a new, temporary exhibition of more than 40 objects and graphics celebrating black films, filmmakers, and actors.
Join KC Parks as they celebrate 30 years at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum. The 30-year-old center will be filled with food, music, and lots of celebrating of the successful programs and heritage brought to the area.
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