Layers of Time: Longview Farm Memories
On View through April 29, 2017
Corinthian Hall

Layers of Time: Longview Farm Memories is an exhibition by UMKC alumnus Ron Anderson that features photographs of Longview Farm, built in 1914 by Kansas City lumber baron R.A. Long and known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Farm.” By blending historical and contemporary photos, through the use of various printing techniques, Anderson’s images immerse the viewer in the multi-layered, non-linear concepts of time, memory, and history.  The photographs build a bridge from past to present, and resurrect the aura of a significant Kansas City landmark.





CONVERSATIONS: An Afternoon with Ron Anderson
Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Corinthian Hall
$5 for the General Public | RSVP Required, Tickets Sold at the Door
Free for Museum Members & UMKC Alumni

On Saturday, April 22, enjoy a reception and discussion with Artist Ron Anderson who will share his inspiration and motivation for creating the exhibition, Layers of Time: Longview Farm Memories, on view at the Kansas City Museum from April 1 through April 29. Mr. Anderson will discuss various photographic techniques and work methods. No talk would be complete without some insights into the historical significance R.A. Long and Longview Farm. A brief question and answer session will follow and ample time will be allowed to view the exhibition. Please visit Current & Upcoming Exhibitions for details.

To RSVP, please email Paul Gutierrez at or call 816.513.0726.

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Miss Shizuoka: Restored & Reunited
On View through April 29, 2017
Corinthian Hall

The Kansas City Museum welcomes home Miss Shizuoka, who was on a year-long loan from January to December 2016 to the prefecture of Shizuoka in Japan. Miss Shizuoka (also known as Fujiyama Mihoko) is a Japanese Friendship Doll; she is one of 58 dolls sent from Japan to the United States in 1927 as part of a doll exchange between the United States and Japan. Shizuoka is a prefecture of Japan and is home to Mt. Fuji.

In 2016, over 30,000 people in Japan visited Miss Shizuoka for her homecoming. While in Japan, Miss Shizuoka was restored and received a new kimono and accouterments. The Kansas City Museum is most grateful to the Shizuoka prefecture and the Miss Shizuoka Homecoming Committee for their incredible generosity, expertise, and hospitality. Miss Shizuoka will be on display in Corinthian Hall in her new kimono and with her new accouterments. Please visit Collections for details on Miss Shizuoka.



Miss Shizuoka - Bruce Matthews 2

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