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Seg. 1: Ralph Steadman Exhibit | Seg. 2: Spider Sculpture

Segment 1: A Ralph Steadman exhibit at the Kansas City Public Library excites local fans.

Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson satirized big moments in American culture and politics in a memorably explosive way. A Steadman retrospective gives local fans a chance to see the art up close.

  • Erica Hunzinger, Harvest Public Media and Missouri Politics Editor, KCUR
  • Anita O'Brien, exhibition co-curator, London Cartoon Museum
  • Shaun Hamontree, Kansas City artist and musician

Segment 2: Spider I, by Louise Bourgeois, goes back on view at Kemper Museum.

The spider sculptures by Louise Bourgeois have become part of the iconic imagery of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. But they can't be separated from the life and mind of the artist. Someone who knew her well tells that story.

  • Carol Diehl, Contributing Editor, Art in America
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.