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.
Keeping morale up was critical: the music speaks of hope, of dancing, of forgetting the dangers the world was in.
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.
It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 48 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series, we’re featuring painter Eanger Irving Couse, founding member of the Taos Society of Artists known for his lifelong fascination with Native American culture and serious figurative scenes of the Indians of Taos Pueblo.
It’s week 46 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series and also National Drug Facts Week, so we thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at our Chinese snuff bottle collection.
It’s national Native American Heritage Month, so for week 45 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re featuring Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. A painter of Salish, French-Cree, and Shoshone heritage, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s art “presents a cross-cultural dialogue between those values and experiences of the artist’s inherited past and those of late-20th-century Euro-American culture.”
Boo! It’s Halloween! It’s also National Book Month, so for week 44 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re taking a closer look at our Pop-up book collection. Like Halloween, these books capitalize on the thrill of anticipation and suspense by promising unexpected surprises around every corner—er—page.
Continuing to highlight National Book Month, for week 43 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’ve chosen to focus on the Moses Fine Art Book Collection, which includes books on architecture, costume design, furniture, painting, printmaking and sculpture.