Commemorative Plate for then 9th & Locust Library

Commemorative Plate for then 9th & Locust Library
Commemorative Plate for then 9th & Locust Library, back
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17394
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1933-Current
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a ceramic plate on a steel stand made for the Kansas City Public Library by Irma Starr.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
19 inches
Width: 
2 3/4 inches
Height: 
19Based in Ka inches
Description: 

Based in Kansas City, Irma Starr is a world-renowned potter who creates collectible works of art that are modeled after the 17th-century slipware style of pottery. This plate commemorates the Kansas City Public Library's 9th and Locust Street Location in correlation to Native American collections in Kansas City. The center of the plate features the Library's original building in sharp relief aligned with the perspective of the building. Below it is the dates of that location, 1897-1960. The library's name sprawls the upper rim of the plate while "Daniel Dyer Museum of Indian Artifacts" and "The Western Gallery of Art" flank a buffalo in high relief along the bottom rim. The Dyer Museum of Indian Artifacts is comprised of the Dyer Collection of Indian Artifacts owned by the Kansas City Museum. The collection was once housed at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Branch but is now held at Union Station. The Western Gallery of Art refers to a section of the American Art galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Inscribed on the back of the plate is the message "A Gift to the Citizens of Kansas City from John Herbst and Other Dedicated Patrons" and is dated 2015. Each of the plates elements is diligently ornamented with slip, texture, color, or personal detail, making Starr's commissions truly one of a kind.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes