by Mark Linville // Fall 2011
Miller Nichols Library
–Photo courtesy of UMKC Libraries

If you’ve happened to visit campus after dark recently, you may have wandered by Miller Nichols Library and wondered, “What is that thing?” Consider it an artistic endeavor to beautify the façade of the library’s new addition. “I love this piece of art,” says Dean of Libraries Sharon Bostick. “It’s mysterious in the daylight, and it’s a stunning iconic image in the evening.” The piece, “Rivers, Rails and Trails,” is a 22-foot-high and 49-foot-wide series of stainless steel panels illuminated with LED lights that depict a 1926 map of Kansas City. A committee chose the map because it followed the theme “flow”— of information, rivers and people.

A humdinger of an honor
New garage in the works