William Rockhill Nelson Gallery Of Art

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery Of Art Kansas City Missouri

Stock #: 27032
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Kansas City
State: Missouri (MO)
Publisher: Max Bernstein
Postmark: 1938
PM City: Kansas City
PM State: MO
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This building, with its wing housing the coordinate Atkins Museum, surpasses in architectural beauty any structure in Kanas City or the Southwest. Classic in style, its walls and columns rise in a sylvan setting on the site of Oak Hall, once the home of the Nelson family. Twenty acres of park land remain its permanent setting. The gallery and museum cost nearly $3,000,000 The Nelson gift to the city aggregates about $12,000,000 one of the largest single gifts in the history of art.
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