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‘Restaurant Rispal at Asnières’ | Like Flying Over a Mountain

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In art terms, In Situ means “in its original place,” a designation for artwork that lives in its place of origin. Think of a mosaic floor among ruins, a fountain sculpture in a park, an installation crafted for a specific venue. This summer, In Situ will mean the story of how a lifetime of art collection leads to a permanent place in one of the world’s finest museums. In Situ is a Kansas City story.

“There are lots of stories here at the museum,” explains Doug Allen, Chief Information Officer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. And a new chapter has begun with the donation of 29 objects — some of the greatest names and pieces of impressionist and post-impressionist art — from collector and philanthropist Henry Bloch.

In Episode 2, we follow Vincent Van Gogh’s “Restaurant Rispal at Anières” from the Bloch home into the museum to explore how the conservators assess condition and history of it and other works of art.

In Situ: Impressions from the Bloch Galleries highlights each painting and portion of the process in a video here on for five consecutive Wednesdays beginning May 10, combining all the short stories into one 30-minute documentary airing at 7 p.m. on June 7 on KCPT. Find Episode 1, “Man With A Pipe,” here.

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