Arts notes

Architect's legacy topic of program

Kansas City, Mo. � The legacy of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe will be the topic of the eighth annual Kivett lecture on architecture at 7 p.m. Friday in Atkins Auditorium at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St.

Terrence Riley, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, will speak on "Mies Now: Finding the Modern in the Post-Modern World."

Mies is most known for his refined glass-and-steel structures that have an absence of applied ornament. His work includes skyscrapers, museums, schools and residencies in Europe and the United States.

The free lecture is open to the public.

Wildlife paintings displayed at Ag Center

Bonner Springs � "Observations on Nature," an exhibition of wildlife paintings by Harold Roe, is on display through April at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.

Roe is most noted for his detailed paintings of birds. His work has appeared in several magazines, including Wildlife Art News, Midwest Art and Ducks Unlimited. He is the only four-time winner in the Ohio Wetlands Stamp competition and has been a finalist many times in the federal duck stamp competition.

Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 5-16. Children under 5 are admitted free.

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