William Rockhill Nelson Gallery Of Art

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Type:
Linen
Stamp:
1c
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1938
Kansas City, MO
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
27032

Description:

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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