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.
Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.
August marks the 150th anniversary of the raid on Lawrence, Kansas, by William Quantrill’s band of Confederate irregulars. The Library observes this event with a series of films that unfold on the Missouri-Kansas border. Part of our A Quantum of Quantrill series of August events