After four years of hard work, an art exhibit from the Nelson-Atkins Museum is being showcased internationally in, of all places, Paris, France!
This week, The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky debuted at the Musée du quai Branly, which is also a world-class art museum.
Rewinding back to 2010, the president of Musée du quai Branly was visiting the American Indian galleries at the Nelson-Atkins and was so dazzled that he requested the exhibit to be spotlighted at his museum.
“Of course, everyone knows them from their movies and a few pictures but not so much about the real identity and the real lifestyle over the course of their history,” Stéphane Martin, the president of the Musée du quai Branly said. “So we wanted to address that and we were looking for the right way to do that,” Stéphane continued to say.
The exhibition will remain in Paris this spring and summer. It will return back at the Nelson-Atkins Museum from Sept. 19 through Jan. 11, 2015.
For more about the exhibit, click here.
- Kelly Urich