New and Old Discoveries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

I recently spent an afternoon at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. First, I walked through my favorite French Impressionist gallery, which I rediscover each time I go to the Nelson.

I still had extra time, so next I went to the Nelson’s special exhibit on Art Deco. One of my book clubs recently read Appetite for America, by Stephen Fried, about the Fred Harvey empire. I was surprised and pleased to see that the Art Deco exhibit featured a dress worn by Betty Drage Harvey in 1933. She came to a tragic end, but she must have enjoyed wearing this dress.


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  1. A number of the Nelson’s Art Deco pieces were loaned to the Joplin Museum. I saw them while in Omaha. They were really special objects, so if time allows, I’d like to visit this exhibit too!

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