It’s week 52 of our Kansas Sesquicentennial video series—our last video for this project, and as toys can be such a part of the holiday scene, we thought we’d wrap our year-long video series with a look at our antique Schoenhut Circus collection.
Something about luminous glass filled with intricate design brings to mind holiday candy, icicles and ornaments.
Shimomura’s work is so powerful it transcends his own experience and becomes a voice for Americans marginalized in our country due to physical appearance or heritage.
For week 50 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re taking a closer look at artist Albert Bloch, head of drawing and painting from 1923-1947 at the University of Kansas, and only American member of Der Blaue Reiter, Germany’s most important group of artists in the 20th century which contributed greatly to the development of Expressionism.
It’s week 49 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, and as Kansas completes its 150th birthday year, we’ve come full-circle back to Kansas Territory and Kansas artist John Steuart Curry.
It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 47 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring our rare, 3-volume set of History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas McKenney & James Hall.