Kansas City art museum gets major American Indian donation

Friday, October 23, 2009 | 9:36 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's new American Indian galleries will be receiving a gift of 34 rare objects from a Kansas City couple that have been patrons of the museum for decades.

The Kansas City Star reported that the gift from the collection of Morton and Estelle Sosland will be announced by museum officials Friday.

The 34 Northwest Coast art objects will anchor the new American Indian galleries, which are scheduled to open Nov. 11.

Gaylord Torrence, the museum's curator of American Indian art, said the sculptural masks, textiles, baskets, bowls and totem poles are central to the new galleries.

The museum declined to put a monetary value on the gift.


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