Out and About
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
My daughter and I visited the Arabia Steamboat Museum this summer. I’ve lived in the Kansas City area for the bulk of my life, but I had never visited before. The Arabia was a steamboat the sank near Kansas City in 1856. Lots of interesting artifacts to look at and some videos describing the excavation project. It was an interesting visit.