Kansas City Project

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

This exhibit by New York artist Glen Hansen features drawings and paintings inspired by the details and ornamentation of Kansas City’s downtown architecture.
Glen Hansen
Thursday, June 27, 2013 (All day)
Friday, September 13, 2013 (All day) @ Central Library

Glen Hansen specializes in art inspired by the architecture of cities like Paris, Prague, and Venice. Now he turns his pencils and brushes on Kansas City for a show featuring over 30 drawings and a half-dozen paintings of local buildings and their architectural and decorative details.

“The cityscape of Kansas City is filled with iconic architecture from the late 19th century to the present day,” Hansen says. “My visual survey highlights historic architecture, but also makes reference to oddities like the TWA Building and Town Topic Hamburgers.”

Hansen is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Underwritten by a grant from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee.