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kansas city, mo

updated sat 31 may 97


laura freedman on fri 16 may 97

I will be travelling to Kansas City MO at the beginning of June. We plan
to spend a little time in the Ozarks too. Can anyone suggest places to
see, studios, etc. TIA

Grimmer on sat 17 may 97


KC is a great small (medium size?) city! Bring your appetite.
A MUST see is the Nelson-Atkins museum. They have a great collection of English
slipware, the Burnap Collection. Blows me away every time. Also, very good
examples of Asian stonewares, and some nice Islamic pots on top floor.
The Asian 2D art is outta this world, too. Also, good Modern art.
Across the street is KCAI, home of a great ceramics dept, among other things.
Always good stuff happening there. Next door is the new museum, which
I have only visited once. Crazy Architecture, tho.
Near downtown is the Leedy-Voulkos gallery. Need I say more?
In Westport is World's Window, a store with lots of pots and other neat stuff.
Be sure to go to the Plaza. All sorts of stores ($$$) but one, called Metro (I t
has Yi-Xing for sale. The store is off a side street at the north end of the pla
There's also a Chinese grocery down at the city market that carries Yi Xing.

Food! Be sure to go to Arthur Bryant's, Rosedale BBQ (my favorite), or Grace's
at the Grand Emporium for some ribs, BBQ beef, or smoked chicken. Avoid KC
Masterpiece. Too $$$ and too sweet.
Bristol Bar and Grill is home of those great bisquits and the freshest fish this
of the ocean and aged black angus steak. They've moved from the plaza, but
you should be able to find them. Drool.

That should get you going.

steve grimmer
carterville illinois

Lance Philip Strugar on sat 17 may 97

> We plan to spend a little time in the Ozarks too. Can anyone suggest
> places to see, studios, etc. TIA

If you're near Branson, Silver Dollar City has a very nice pottery. They
are geared for tourists of course, but some nice work is on display;
from the resident potters, and some from outside. The resident potters
throw continually for the visitors to observe, and are therefore always
available for casual shop talk.

Lance Philip Strugar