Not your fathers’ art museum

23 Apr

The Nelson Art Museum was one of the destinations that just about everyone at Southeast visited on at least one field-trip. Remember? I have a vague recollection of such a trip and was impressed more by the building and grounds (park) than any of the exhibits.  

History and art were definitely not my favorite subjects in high school. Looking back, I wish I had valued more than I did the fantastic resources we had in the K.C. area for our pursuit of knowledge.

I have put up two or three of these resources (see links page) that we may remember from our school years. But all of them show major improvements/developments since 1960. My favorite is the World War I Memorial, a world-class combination of  historical exhibits and educational research center.

If you leave a comment on these or other museums that are special to you, we can add the links as well. Here is the blog of the Nelson-Atkins museum.

Enjoy! Go Knights!


3 Responses to “Not your fathers’ art museum”

  1. e4unity April 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Recently the museum celebrated their 75th anniversary.

    Just think, that means it was only 25 years old when we graduated. Wow! Was there even a Harry S.Truman Presidential Museum when we were in school?

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