Muchnic Art Gallery presents “The Unforgotten – The Unregarded” by Jay Wallace |

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Drive to the front of the Muchnic Art Gallery, at 704 N 4e Street is like stepping back in time. The beautiful Victorian-Queen Anne is welcoming, but first you have to climb a myriad of steps to access her porch which surrounds the first floor of the house. Nothing is small in this house and that goes for the doors which are extra high. Even the tallest basketball player wouldn’t have to bend over to cross them. A simple glance in the lobby tells you that this is no ordinary house / gallery. Crystal chandeliers hang from the 10-foot-high ceilings, and the mirror in the hallway rests on a marble coffee table, then stretches upward until it meets the ceiling. Everywhere you look, sculpted woodwork, stained glass, mahogany, oak and walnut floors.

You have the choice of turning right or left from the foyer to explore. To the right is a small, compact desk with a beautifully sculpted fireplace mantel and rich ceramic tiles surround the once-functional fireplace. This is just one of four that have the original cast bronze hardware.

Above the office fireplace is a photo of SE Muchnic, founder of LFM (now Bradken). Muchnic bought the house in 1922 for $ 9,000! Today the estimated value of the house is 3.5 million!

Looking to the left is the gallery space which was originally the dining room and living room. Today, the region hosts Jay Wallace’s exhibit titled “The Forgotten – The Unregarded”. The show highlights women who have been forgotten in history, women who have not been fully credited for their contributions to society. “

The exhibition will run from October 13 to November 28 with a reception on Friday November 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Atchison Art Association was founded in 1966 by the American Association of University Women to promote art through education, exhibitions, and awareness.

The gallery’s hours are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Inquiries can be made by phone at 913-367-4278.


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