Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

I like the Nelson Atkins building a lot; it’s from that period where Neoclassical architecture in America became much more serious, severe and more modern.

Anchored by the standard four colonnades on each front, it recently saw a massive expansion project that we will look at later.

Bas-relief panels illustrate what is presumably the history of Kansas City.

The original smokestack and shuttlecock make an interesting pair of opposites.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What's with that huge asphalt space in front of the museum? It looks like a neoclassical Wal-Mart parking lot. How about some landscaping? Cass Gilbert has nothing to worry about.

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