By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Luis González Palma "El Angel (The Angel)," 1991-1992 Hand-painted gelatin silver print Photography 19 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. 
Luis González Palma is a modernist photographer. Born in 1957, he draws symbolism from Catholicism and indigenous belief systems from Guatemala. Combining the visual language of these two religions, he explores the essence and culture of the Mayan people. The untinted whites of the eyes in Palma's sepia-tinted photograph "El Angel" on display at the 21c Museum Hotel had a haunting effect on us during this past week's stay in Kansas City. Although he is not a practicing Catholic, "El Angel" makes Luis González Palma our artist of the week.
Luis González Palma (b. 1957, Guatemala). Ambrotype directed by Marian Montesdeoca
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Responding to the form and function of the entrance hallway at 21c Kansas City, Luftwerk’s Linear Sky features light fixtures that vary in length, producing an anamorphic optical illusion of an expanding, outward pattern of line and color upon both entering and exiting the ramp.
The Sky Blue Penguin arrives in Kansas City celebrating the physical beauty of the expansive landscape of the Midwest, as well as the dreams and desires that inspire fantasy, travel, and innovation.
Enjoy an abundance of natural light in our corner suite, #310. These rooms feature one king bed, large separate seating area with table, plus all the usual 21c amenities – 43″ HDTV, Malin+Goetz bath amenities, free Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee machine, and original artwork on display in the room.
Our corner suite feature included one (incredibly comfortable) king bed that our dog Kasey completely took over,
On display in one of the 2nd-floor gallery/meeting rooms are two collages by Javier Piñón. The American-born artist was raised by Cuban parents in Houston, Texas and his work wrestles with the symbolism of the cowboy and the American West as archetypes of masculinity. 
At the heart of the Kauffman Center is a living tradition of extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. The Kauffman Center, home to resident organizations the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera, and Kansas City Symphony.
Kehinde Wiley's "Sleeping" at Nelson-Atkins Museum as part of "30 Americans" on opening day