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A Life In A Year Part 1: Developing Kansas City

Now through December 14, 2018

Miller Nichols Library, Ground Floor - Link Gallery

Robert Barrett, a Kansas City based photographer, had a lifelong passion for his art which he turned into a prolific career. Throughout his life, he developed an extensive portfolio ranging from nature photography to celebrity portraits and everything in between.

A recent donation of his photographs to our library has given us access to more than 100,000 of his images. They are the lasting representation of Barrett's life and experiences, and a rich storehouse of our shared history and culture over the past four decades.

Beginning this fall, we are embarking on a year-long retrospective of Barrett's work in three parts:

Part 1: Developing Kansas City

As a staff photographer at UMKC and an independent freelancer for the Kansas City Star, Barrett had the opportunity to capture the city over the course of many years. Land was developed and redeveloped, art was installed and erased, buildings were refurbished and razed, and Barrett kept his finger on the shutter button. Many things look familiar. Some are unrecognizable. All are a piece of our city's history.

Part 2: Focusing on Faces

Part 3: Exposing our Environment


The Nelson Atkins Museum Of Art

Posted: August 02, 2018

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