The Kansas City Connection

THE KANSAS CITY CONNECTION
THE KANSAS CITY CONNECTION DIDACTICS
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17124
Building: 
Current Location: 
Central-Café Diane's Corner
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1927- Present
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This print depicts a collaged scene of major Kansas City historical figures within an imagined building using recognizable architectural elements from notable structures around the city.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
35.5 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
34 inches
Description: 

This piece is an artist proof print, numbered 25/50, created and titled "The Kansas City Connection". This piece highlights major Kansas City figures including founding fathers, artists, architects, artworks, fountains, buildings, personalities, generals, and architectural details. The well thought out artist created composition provides a naturalistic grouping of the many different elements of Kansas City culture. The piece combines different architectural elements of the columns from Kirkwood Hall in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with the columns from the Baltimore Hotel on 12th and Baltimore Avenue. The piece is accompanied by a visual didactic which details the major figures incorporated within the print, as well as major artworks and architectural details. In the work, William Rockhill Nelson, Thomas Hart Benton, and Walt Disney overlook the crowd from a central balcony with three of their major masterpieces behind them.

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