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Nelson Atkins


Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, Paul Goldberger, in The New Yorker, reviewed Steven Holl's Nelson-Atkins Museum addition, in Kansas City:  "As it turns out, the building is not just Holl’s finest by far but also one of the best museums of the last generation. Its boldness is no surprise, but, in addition, it is laudably functional, with a clear layout, handsome and logically designed galleries, and a suffusion of natural light. Furthermore, Holl’s five glass structures, punctuating the hill, don’t mock the old building as you might expect; they dance before it and engage it."
Collections, Exhibitions
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778).
The Drawbridge, plate VII from the series Le Carceri (The Prisons), 1749. Etching
Imaginative Spaces Exhibition
Wassily Kandinski
World War I and the Rise of Modernism Exhibition