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Nelson-Atkins' Design Competition Aims At Innovation

Dec 13, 2011

From the Ferris wheel to the ice cream cone, some pretty influential things have been unveiled at World's Fairs. For Kansas City, even an upcoming exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art featuring World's Fair fare is getting some local designers and  architects excited.

In keeping with the spirit of the fairs, the museum is holding a competition to find the most innovative design for a temporary pavilion to be erected on the lawn just south the the iconic shuttlecocks. Scheduled to stand for the length of the museum's Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts and the World's Fairs, 1859-1939 exhibit, the winning pavilion design must keep in mind the lack of electricity at the site, and a $20,000 budget.

Wednesday on Up to Date, the exhibit's curator, Catherine Futter, and Julian Zugazagoitia, the museum's director, talk about the upcoming exhibit and pavilion, and what they hope Kansas Citians will get out of it.

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For more information about the Nelson Atkins' upcoming exhibit, and a link to the call for proposals, visit the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art website.