Nelson Atkins Museum

Last week, while I was in Kansas City, I visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

This kind of stuff makes me weak in the knees:

I enjoyed viewing this Chinese orchestra:

And revisiting Persephone by Thomas Hart Benton:

The Chinese temple exhibit is one of the Nelson’s great glories:

This Stonehenge is one I don’t remember seeing before:

But the crowning jewel of the Nelson collection?  This Caravaggio of St. John the Baptist.  It’s gut-punching in person:

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