Friday, February 27, 2009

Young Friends of Art: Hallmark Art Collection

Young Friends of Art comes to Hallmark:

One of my favorite places in Kansas City is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and like most Museums, the Atkins lives on memberships support. One membership group is called Young Friends of Art. It's a great group to meet young adults in the area, have fun and support the arts and culture community here in our city. They meet on the second Friday of every month for drink specials, free appetizers, socializing, and appreciating art around Kansas City.

The group conducts fund raisers that help raise money for the Museum's education programs. I was excited to hear about their next event coming up next month...The Young Friends of Art will go on a Tour of Hallmark's Fine Art Collection!

The Tour is open to members ($20) and nonmembers ($25). The Hallmark Fine Art Collection began in 1949 and includes major works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Edward Hopper, Toulouse-Lautrec, Norman Rockwell, Charles Sheeler, Jack Youngerman (and many many others!). The tour is then followed by a cocktail reception!

I think one of my favorite's from the Fine Art Collection is the Takashi Murakami print in the Rice Center. What I find amazing, is the fact that they're just hanging all over the campus! This event sounds awesome, and can't wait to go on the tour. I'll blog more about it after!

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