Archive for Sunday, July 29, 2001

Arts notes

July 29, 2001


Nelson-Atkins receives arts council grant

Kansas City, Mo. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has received a $81,200 grant from the Missouri Arts Council to support special exhibitions.

Four exhibits will benefit from the award: "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine," showing now; "Mirror with a Memory: The American Daguerreotype," Oct. 13-Jan. 6; "Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project," Oct. 13-June 6; and "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum," April 12-July 7.

The Missouri Arts Council awarded grants to more than 300 organizations to support programs in dance, media, music, literature, theater, visual arts, festivals and multidisciplinary arts.

Conference on murals kicks off Friday

KanArts Inc., a nonprofit service organization for multicultural artists and art organizations in Kansas, is presenting Surface Art 2001. The conference is designed for mural artists, teachers, arts organizations and community members interested in promoting and implementing mural projects.

The conference is Friday and Saturday in the Filipino Cultural Center, 9810 W. 79th St., Overland Park.

Activities will begin Friday afternoon with a bus tour of area murals and continue Saturday with workshops and panel discussions.

For more information, contact Amy Carr at or 838-3806.

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