On our last visit, we saw the North American and Arts and Crafts collections of the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, MO. This blog will preview the European, Asian and other items of interest.

Walking up to the museum you come to the Sculpture Park featuring Philips Haas’s The Four Seasons, 3-dimensional interpretations of the Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s portrait series of the same name:

It looks organic but it is fiberglass.

It looks organic but it is fiberglass.

There is a good collection of over-the-top European furniture:

Curators really love the fancy stuff. Maybe it's the benefactors...

Curators really love the fancy stuff. Maybe it’s the benefactors…

Religious art:

Can't have a European collection without religious art.

Can’t have a European collection without religious art.

 

Some Asian furniture:

Also on the fancy side.

Also on the fancy side.

It is a very handsome building as well:

There really were other people in the building.

There really were other people in the building.

Here is something unique to the Nelson Atkins, shuttlecocks:

"Shuttlecocks" is very important work by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, arguably the most important Pop Art sculptors in the world.

Shuttlecocks is very important work by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, arguably the most important Pop Art sculptors in the world. Or so they say.

I don’t know if it’s art but they must have gotten a good price. They bought lots of them.

Well, several.

Well, several.

HERE is an article about the Shuttlecocks and their restoration.

And click HERE to see the rest of my images from the Nelson Atkins.

Things are quieting down a bit so blogs should be coming more frequently.

I hope…