This Weekend: Exhibits


Devastated Lands

World War I left behind an unprecedented path of desolate landscapes. By the end of the war, much of the Western Front resembled anything but rolling country sides. Instead, the destruction yielded topography akin to an uninhabited planet. This exhibition examines the battered lands through a series of jarring photographs and illustrations from the Museum and Memorial’s collection. Exhibition open Dec. 11, 2018 – Dec. 22, 2019 in Memory Hall

Arabia Steamboat Museum

More than 200 tons of treasure recovered from the sunken 1856 steamboat Arabia, including China, jewelry, clothing, hardware, and food. Tours begin every 30 minutes. See website for times.

Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm (last admission 3:30); Sun. Noon-5pm (last admission 3:30)

A Space of Our Own: Dollhouses of the 20th Century

Over the last 200 years, dollhouses have evolved alongside the children who played with them. In a world designed for adults, the dollhouse has provided kids with a space of their own to dream and imagine. This special exhibit will dig into T/m’s extensive collection and display some never-before-seen examples, from glittering mansions to humble bungalows. Also within A Space of Our Own is a can’t-miss interactive: a dollhouse large enough for children and adults to enter! Included with museum admission. Free for members.

Beauty of the Game

The exhibit highlights the story of Effa Manley, who along with her husband, Abe, owned the Newark Eagles. However, it was Mrs. Manley who ran the day-to-day operations of the team from 1935-46 and eventually became the sole owner following her husband’s death. Mrs. Manley was a savvy executive and a shrewd negotiator who knew the business of baseball as well as any of her male counterparts.

Etched in Memory

Etched in Memory features color etchings by British artist James Alphege Brewer (1881-1946) presenting scenes from Belgium and Northern France—cathedrals, churches and town buildings threatened or damaged during the battles of World War I. In both the United States and Great Britain, these etchings were proudly hung on parlor walls in solidarity with the Allied cause and as a remembrance of the devastating cultural losses inflicted by the onslaught of war.

Devastated Lands

World War I left behind an unprecedented path of desolate landscapes. By the end of the war, much of the Western Front resembled anything but rolling country sides. Instead, the destruction yielded topography akin to an uninhabited planet. This exhibition examines the battered lands through a series of jarring photographs and illustrations from the Museum and Memorial’s collection. Exhibition open Dec. 11, 2018 – Dec. 22, 2019 in Memory Hall

Art Course

Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins is an artist-designed, mini-golf experience located in the exquisite Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park.

Each hole on this 9-hole course presents a fresh interpretation of a work of art in the museum’s collection.

 

HOURS

Sun 10 am-5 pm
Mon 10 am-5 pm
Tues CLOSED
Wed 10 am-5 pm
Thu-Fri 10 am-9 pm
Sat 10 am-5 pm

THE VIETNAM WAR: 1945‑1975

More than 40 years after its conclusion, the Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. How did the conflict begin? Why did it begin? What are the connections between the war and its confounding cousin, World War I? From perspectives covering both the home front and the war front, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 explores themes of patriotism, duty and citizenship through a remarkable collection of objects, documents, photographs and more.

Ancient Mysteries & Modern Discoveries

Step back into ancient civilizations and ask the "Who", "How" and "Why" yourself at America's premiere of Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries & Modern Discoveries. Consider the evidence. Meet the fascinating people behind the stones. Study their nearly-impossible efforts. Explore how their history reshaped our entire understanding of the ancient world. An unprecedented and unexpected journey into the unknown is just ahead . . .

Into the Fold: U.S. Currency Origami

Come and discover the art and science behind the creation of origami made of United States currency in the Money Museum’s free temporary display, Into the Fold: U.S. Currency Origami. This collection of 26 unique works of origami art, created by Chicago artist Steve Robbins, is inspired by the platonic solids and features how these geometric structures can be transformed into beautiful works of art.

In addition to viewing the origami, visitors will be invited to:

Arabia Steamboat Museum

More than 200 tons of treasure recovered from the sunken 1856 steamboat Arabia, including China, jewelry, clothing, hardware, and food. Tours begin every 30 minutes. See website for times.

Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm (last admission 3:30); Sun. Noon-5pm (last admission 3:30)