What: "John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West," an exhibition of 50 paintings and drawings by Curry.
When: Through Jan. 3.
Where: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
Special events: * Walk-in tours, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30, information desk.
- "Prairie Prodigal: John Steuart Curry and Kansas," a lecture by Charles Eldredge, Hall distinguished professor of American art at Kansas University and former director of the National Museum of American Art, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Atkins Auditorium.
- Calliope concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, Atkins Auditorium.
- "John Steuart Curry: Portrait of an Artist," one-man performance by Don Lambert, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Shepherd's Center at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo., and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, South Library, 201 E. 75th St., Kansas City, Mo.