Monday, December 11, 2017
KANSAS CITY NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART B-DAY QUESTION: HAS HIGH CRIME, CULTURE WAR AND BAD CHOICES DESTROYED THIS INSTITUTION???
Final note for posting today and a tribute to one of Kansas City's most iconic spaces . . .
Nelson-Atkins tweeted: Today is our 84th birthday! The museum opened December 11, 1933 . . . The estates of William Rockhill Nelson & Mary McAfee Atkins specified the creation of an arts hub in Kansas City.
For many denizens of the local arts scene, this place is the pinnacle of local culture and class . . . However, in the era of Prez Trump, the Internets put everything up for debate.
Long, long ago the shuttlecocks earned just a bit of push back before the MSM pretty much demanded public appreciation of the installations.
However, the artistic merits of Bloch building have been openly debated and isn't quite as beloved as the rest of the campus.
Either way, the place continues to move forward despite constant critics, rising crime in the surrounding neighborhood and the overall decline of public appreciation for nearly everything outside of their mobile phones.
Developing . . .