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Walking Through the New Nerman Museum

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A view of New York light sculptor Leo Villareal's installation for the cantilevered entrance. It uses 60,000 points of light radiating from 12,000 LED light nodes.

It's been a banner year for Kansas City museums. At the end of 2006, the National World War I Museum opened at Liberty Memorial. And then the glowing Bloch addition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Now, a new building at Johnson County Community College houses a large contemporary art collection. The $13 million Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors to the public on Saturday, October 27th. By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – This excerpt from KC Currents includes a tour of the museum with Director Bruce Hartman and an interview with architect Kyu Sung Woo.

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at JCCC opened to the public on Saturday, October 27th.

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