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Learn More About the World Behind the Scenes at the Nelson Atkins Museum

Explore the history of theatrical design at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s riveting new exhibit, All the World’s a Stage: Theater and Costume. In this new and sweeping display of performances throughout the centuries, visitors will learn about the creative innovations that theater has used to bring stories to life!

In As You Like It, renowned playwright William Shakespeare compared the world to a stage, human beings to actors, and life itself to a dramatic play. Throughout history, people have turned to theaters to watch actors imitate life with dramatic, scripted plays performed on stages. Now you can get a behind-the-scenes look at this age-old artform with this special exhibition that outlines the fascinating timeline of stage performance as it evolved through the centuries.

Both tragedy and comedy are highlighted in this immersive exhibit, with artifacts and detailed exposition on the magical costumes, scenery, props, sound, light, music, and dance that further enhance these lifelike theatrical illusions. With a display that begins with the ancient, ritualistic origin of theater to the present spectacle of entertainment, this exhibit is one you don’t want to miss. Be sure to see it at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art!

Avenue 80, the premier apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, March 3, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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