John & Maxine Belger Family Foundation
Belger Arts Center
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Renee Stout - We Do Tattoos - Adornment - Belger Arts Center - Kansa City
Renée Stout
We Do Tattoos, 1999
Mixed Media
26 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches
Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation

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Belger Arts Center Announces New Exhibit
January 23, 2013

The Belger Arts Center will delve into the Belger Collection and bring out some nice (tattooed) gloves, (paper) hats, (metal) shoes, a (roofing nail) coat and more for "Adornment", opening Friday, February 1. In addition to the three-dimensional sculptural works, adornment will also be represented in prints and paintings from the Belger Collection. The exhibit will run through September 21st, 2013.

More than two dozen artworks will be on display in the first local exhibition comprised entirely from the Belger Collection in nearly a year. In 2012, works from the Belger Collection could be seen at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, DC.; Spellman College in Atlanta, GA; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City; and, the Centre for Living Arts in Mobile, AL. Selections for "Adornment" were made by Belger Arts Center Executive Director Evelyn Craft.

The artists of Adornment include: Terry Allen, Shae Bishop, Nick Bubash, William Christenberry, Viola Frey, Misty Gamble, Ellen Greene, Guy Johnson, John Kacere, Kate Kretz, Marilyn Levine, Ed Massey, Jack Mendenhall, Moses Nornberg, Judy Onofrio, Herb Snitzer, Renée Stout, William T. Wiley and others from the Belger Collection.

Since March of 2000 the Belger Arts Center in the Crossroads Arts District has mounted over 50 exhibitions and hosted more than 60,000 visitors. While the Belger Collection features American artists active since 1960, the Belger Arts Center has also shown works by artists from Australia, Canada, South Korea, Wales, and at least nine African countries.

The Belger Arts Center operates on the third floor of the Belger Building at 2100 Walnut Street. Admission is free. The gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm; and First Fridays from 10 am - 9 pm. For more information email; visit; or call 816-474-3250 and ask for gallery assistant Mo Dickens.


  The Belger Arts Center - 2100 Walnut, 3rd Floor - Kansas City, MO 64108 - Office: (816) 474-3250  
  The Belger Arts Center is located on the 1st & 3rd floors at 2100 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO in the Crossroads Arts District.
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