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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

On November 9th, an evening celebrating immortality and the opening of the major exhibition, Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt, was held at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Shirley Bush Helzberg and Barnett Helzberg and Ann and Kenneth Baum served as the co-chairmen, and Linda Woodsmall-DeBruce and Paul DeBruce were the honorary chairmen.

Craig Sole and Wayne Long


Amy Embry, Jennifer Murphy, Kerry Adam, and Kim Klein


ulián Zugazagoitia, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Brian Ferriso, Portland Museum of Art; and Rick Green


Topper and Linda Johntz with Marilyn and Dr. Ron Wollard


Lauren Ippolito and Kathryn Keane, National Geographic Museum


Dr. Willie and Sandra Lawrence


Lynne Buckley and Celine Levac, Pointe à Callière

Also featured in the December 14, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo credits: Chris Crum, Mark McDonald, and Dana Anderson


Empowering Women By Anne Potter Russ

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Fountains In Our Town – William Volker Memorial Fountain

William Volker was born in 1859 in Germany. He came with his family to the United States in 1871, and he settled in Kansas City in 1882. A newspaper advertisement…

Art Scene – Onnissia

Twenty-seven-year-old Onnissia (pronounced oh nee see yuh), born in South Central Los Angeles, became interested in art when she was seven years old. “I was told by everyone that I…

Symphony Ball – Stardust

On March 11th, members of the Symphony Ball Committee gathered at Kate Banks’ lovely home to celebrate the revealing of the plans for this year’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust.” Melanie Fenske…