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George W. Bush’s paintings of service members now on display at Truman Library

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After leaving the presidency in 2009, George W. Bush painted portraits of 98 service members that he had come to know. Sixty-six of these paintings are now on display at the Truman ...

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Visitors around the world enjoying close-up look at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting

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The famous Sistine Chapel ceiling has taken its show on the road. People from Australia to Mexico, Shanghai to New York, and more than 60 cities in between are enjoying a close-up ...

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Maya exhibit at Union Station transports visitors to different time

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Families looking for something both fun and educational to do this fall may want to check out the latest exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City. After an unexpected delay, Maya the ...

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Kids pick up crayons to draw their war experiences around the world

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“They still draw pictures!” So wrote the editors of an influential collection of children’s art that was compiled in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. Eighty years later, war continues to upend children’s lives in ...

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ mirrors a world of family, love, and Russian aggression

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“Fiddler on the Roof” comes to Kansas City Tuesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 8 after the pandemic interrupted its national tour which began in 2018. The musical that was first performed ...

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‘MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises’ will open at Union Station in May

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The record-breaking Auschwitz exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station is closing this month. Station officials announced this week that the next major exhibition, MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises, will open on May ...

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Wisdom and God’s illuminated truths: John Martin’s ‘The Creation of Light’

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An illustration by the 19th-century artist John Martin, called “The Creation of Light” might give us insight into the nature of wisdom. Sometimes things happen in life, and we just don’t know ...

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