Kristie Wolferman will tell her story of how she came to write her book, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: A History. She’ll share the serendipity of people, circumstances, and events that led to Kansas City acquiring a world class art museum. Expect to hear the history on how Mary McAfee Atkins, William Rockhill Nelson, Nelson’s family, and the trustees of their estates wanted an art collection accessible to all people in the region. Learn about the uniqueness of the museum from the beginning with innovations in construction and the collection. Understand the importance of education from the beginning of the museum. See the future of the museum, one of the gems of our city, and how it depends on our support as the museum continues to evolve to meet the needs of its patrons.
Wolferman's book is available on Amazon, at the Nelson-Atkins bookstore, at Rainy Day Books, and at some Barnes and Noble stores. Her book will not be sold at the luncheon but she is happy to autograph at the event if you have a book with you.
Thank you to our sponsor:
$30 Members | $43.50 Non-members
(Price includes lunch. Post event, Chamber members will receive a contact list for all members who attend.)
Registration deadline is April 10th by 10:00AM or when attendance has reached max capacity.
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About Kristie Wolferman
Kristie C. Wolferman earned a B.A. in History from Middlebury College and an M.A. in History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She taught middle school History and English at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City for twenty years and at the O’Neal School in Southern Pines, North Carolina, for twelve years.
In 2020, she wrote
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: A
History, which was co-published by the University of Missouri Press and the
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and which was an update of her previously published
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Culture
Comes to Kansas City.
Wolferman is also
the author of The Osage in Missouri
and The Indomitable Mary Easton Sibley: Pioneer of Women’s Education in Missouri, both published by the University
of Missouri Press.
In addition, she and Mary Don Beachy taught children’s cooking classes for many years and in 1986 published When Peanut Butter is Not
Enough, a cookbook for young cooks.
Wolferman is a
fourth generation Kansas Citian.