|View from atop the World War monument|
Of course with the Kansas City Art Institute as my alma mater, I had to take stroll around campus and see how the old brick and mortar were holding up.
|Warwick House at KCAI|
|Painting Studios at KCAI|
|Selfie with Imogene Bruton and Hades|
Brad Kahlhamer's Calder-esque Kachinas. He uses found materials in a manner that taps into handcraft while avoiding assemblage cliches.
On my must see list was a visit to the Steamboat Arabia Museum. The Arabia sank in 1856 just a few miles up the Missouri river from KC.
National World War One Museum is appropriately entrenched under the monument. The museum with its life sized dioramas of trench war fair and the thousands of artifacts presents the very complex issues of the Great War in a comprehensive manner. The monument itself, a big stone column thrusting upward into the open sky makes it pretty clear what was at the root of the conflict.
I started watching the second season of Downton Abbey, so this museum visit has really filled in the gaps that the TV show can only hint at.
Well, that's my latest adventure. If you click on all the links I've provided it'll almost be like you were there.