Kansas City Nelson-Atkins Museum Backstory

Old school artsy info that seems appropriate for 1st Friday. Checkit:

How Kansas City got its magnificent museum | Apollo Magazine

Dazzling museum collections are found in some unlikely cities across the U.S. How did they get there? Here’s how it happened in Kansas City in the midwest state of Missouri. When the fortune left by William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915) to buy art ‘for public enjoyment’ was released to the board of what would become the Nelson-Atkins museum, the only other U.S.

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