The Kansas City Connection

THE KANSAS CITY CONNECTION
THE KANSAS CITY CONNECTION DIDACTICS
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17124
Building: 
Current Location: 
Central-Café Diane's Corner
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1927 - Present
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This print depicts a collaged scene of major Kansas City historical figures within an imagined building using recognizable architectural elements from notable structures around the city.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
35.5 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
34 inches
Description: 

"The Kansas City Connection" is an artist proof print and is numbered 25/50. "The Kansas City Connection" highlights major Kansas City figures including founding fathers, artists, architects, artworks, fountains, buildings, personalities, generals, and architectural elements. The well planned artistic composition provides a naturalistic grouping of the many different elements of Kansas City culture. For example, the print depicts a combination of different architectural elements such as the columns from Kirkwood Hall in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with the columns from the Baltimore Hotel on 12th and Baltimore Avenue. The print is accompanied by a visual didactic which details the major figures incorporated within the print as well as major artworks and architectural details. Notable figures include William Rockhill Nelson, Thomas Hart Benton, and Walt Disney who overlook the crowd from a central balcony; behind each figure is depicted a masterpiece of their own creation. Holloway has created a whimsical study of notable Kansas City figures and architecture.

Across the street from the Central Library, a mural of the "Kansas City Connection" is painted on the parking garage.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes