Ceramics, Prints & Private Art Collection



Visit 100-year-old brick buildings that were transformed into a center for contemporary art and have some of the best views Kansas City.  Belger Crane Yard Studios is an arts complex dedicated to providing studio and exhibition space for artists, and a wide range of programming in ceramics education. 
Enjoy guided tours of the Belger Crane Yard Gallery and Studios, and meet artists participating in the Belger Artists in Residence Program.  Also included is a tour of The Lawrence Lithography Workshop with renowned master printer and founder Mike Sims, who has worked with many contemporary art notables since 1979, including Luis Jiménez, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Roger Shimomura, Robert Stackhouse, Akio Takamori, Patti Warashina. Complete your visit with a tour of Dick Belger and Evelyn Craft Belger’s spacious, private loft filled with contemporary art plus furnishings that represent the decorative arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. The loft includes Tiffany lamps and glass, French cameo art glass, plus artworks by Wendell Castle, Robert Cottingham, Jasper Johns, Don Reitz, Renée Stout, William T. Wiley, among others.




FRIDAY, September 16, 2022

HALF DAY: 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

COST: $65


Bus transportation is provided to and from the hotel.

 Belger Crane Yard Studios IMG 2607

Belger Crane Yard Studios

 Artist talk at Belger Crane Yard Gallery IMG 3510

Belger Crane Yard Gallery

 Mike Sims LLW

The Lawrence Lithography Workshop

Dick Evelyn loft Photo by Alistair Tutton

Evelyn Craft Belger &  Dick Belger (loft).(Photo by Alistair Tutton)

 Loft image Fiery Angel chair in foreground by Wendell Castle 2010. O.P.T.A.G. painting in background by William T. Wiley 1978. Two Japanese sake jars left and right C.Cruz image

Fiery Angel (chair in foreground) by Wendell Castle, 2010,  O.P.T.A.G. (painting in background) by William T. Wiley, 1978. Two Japanese sake jars (left and right) (loft).


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