Mar 21

Kansas City Weekend of Art Exploration with Laurel Bradley

Weekend of Art Exploration with Carleton's Laurel Bradley

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
10:00 am – 3:30 pm / The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Friday) and Crossroads Art District (Saturday)

The Kansas City Carleton Club Invites You to a

Weekend of Art Exploration with Carleton's Laurel Bradley
Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21

Join Carleton alumni, parents, and friends for a wonderful weekend exploring art in Kansas City. Carleton's Director and Curator in the Perlman Teaching Museum and Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History Laurel Bradley will be with us for our escape into art during what is sure to be a beautiful spring weekend. We'll have two gatherings over the course of Friday evening and Saturday:

Friday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Nelson-Atkins Museum 

4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO

WWI and the Rise of Modernism 

6:30 p.m. Reception in the Lens 2 Room of the Bloch Building
7 p.m. Presentation by Carleton's Laurel Bradley
7:30 p.m. Tour of "World War I and the Rise of Modernism" with the Nelson Atkins'
Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art Jan Schall
Cost: $20 per person; $10 for children ages 5-10; free for children 4 years old and younger


We begin the weekend with an elegant early evening reception at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, complete with hors d’oeuvres by the Rozzelle Court Chefs (including Roasted Corn and Green Onion Potato Croquettes with Cucumber-Teriyaki Chutney and Beef Ternderloin Crostini with Horseradish Cream and Dijon Mustard) and non-alcoholic beverages. Laurel Bradley will give a presentation on the new Weitz Center for Creativity and the Perlman Teaching Museum. No person has more enthusiasm for the arts at Carleton than Laurel, or more understanding of the value of the arts! 

Following the reception, we'll enjoy a tour of the Nelson’s new exhibition, "World War I and the Rise of Modernism" guided by the curator of this exhibition herself, Jan Schall, the Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art at the Nelson. We are truly lucky to have Ms. Schall with us to speak about the works on view and why they were selected.

Click here for a map of the Nelson-Atkins, with notes and directions from event organizer Steve Braun '74.

Saturday, March 21, 
Kansas City Crossroads Art District

Gallery Tours and Lunch

KC Art Wknd

(From left: Kim Weinberger with a Hunt Slonem piece; painting by Anne Austin, one of the artists featured at Leedy Contemporary Art; photograph by Vera Mercer, one of the artists featured at Leedy Contemporary Art)

10 a.m. Tour of the Weinberger Fine Art Gallery (1800 Baltimore Ave.)
12 p.m. Lunch at Lidia's Kansas City (101 W. 22nd St.)

1:30 p.m. Tour of Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery (2004 Baltimore Ave.)

On Saturday, with Carleton's Curator Laurel Bradley as our guide, we will explore the arts in the vibrant and innovative Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, home to many fine galleries and the Kemper Crossroads Museum. Two prominent galleries have agreed to open their doors to us. We will visit the Weinberger Fine Art Gallery in the morning and the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery in the afternoon, with light refreshments at both galleries. Kim and Sherry are always pleased to present their artists and art to new audiences. There should be time to wander to other galleries nearby.

In between gallery visits, we will make reservations at Lidia Bastianich’s famous Italian restaurant (one block from the Sherry Leedy Gallery) for those who wish to join us for lunch. 

Cost: There is no cost for Saturday's gallery tours. Lunch at Lidia's will be dutch treat.

RSVP for Saturday's event to Steve Braun '74 ( or 816-756-5800). Please be sure to include how many people in your group will be attending lunch.

Visit the Crossroads web site at for a description and map of the area.  We will also have printed maps to pass out at the Weinberger Gallery.

Directions and Parking: There is ample parking on Baltimore between 17th Street and 18th Street right by the Weinberger Fine Art Gallery, as well as a lot across from the Gallery on 18th Street. Heading north on Interstate 35, take the Broadway exit. At the end of the exit turn right (South) onto Broadway to get to 17th Street. Turn left (East) onto 17th Street, follow to Baltimore. Turn right (South) onto Baltimore and start looking for a parking place on the street. Heading south on I 35, take the 12th Street exit, turn left (East) at the end of the exit onto 12th Street. Take 12th Street to Broadway. Turn right (South) onto Broadway. Follow Broadway to 17th Street. Turn left (East) onto 17th Street, then drive to intersection with Baltimore Avenue. Turn right (South) onto Baltimore and begin looking for a parking place.

This event is organized and underwritten by Steve Braun '74 and the Law Firm of Krigel & Krigel P.C. Questions about the event? Call Steve directly at 816-756-5800 or email him at


Sponsored by Kansas City Carleton Club. Contact: Emily Muirhead McAdam, Alumni Relations Office