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Live From The Nelson-Atkins: 'Forty-Part Motet,' And Museums As Gathering Places

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3

After a carol from the Heartland Men's Chorus, we delve into The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibition featuring a 16th century piece of music you have to hear to believe. Then, we explore how museums serve as places for community congregation, not simply as repositories for art.

'Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet' is on display at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art until March 19, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

''The Nelson - Photographs by Mike Sinclair' is at Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty, Kansas City, Missouri, through December 21, 2016.  

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.