Kansas City

Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium

My wife won a ‘flash contest’ on Facebook yesterday (meaning you had to pick up your winnings within a couple of hours of notification) for UMKC men’s basketball tickets that evening. I’m not a basketball fan, but the game was…
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A Voice from Missouri’s Artful Past: Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

One of my more unusual historical research projects occurred during summer 2011, and involved what was thought to be an unpublished 1960’s audio interview with Missouri Regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975). At the time I worked as a researcher…
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