I went to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City to see the new Rodin exhibit with Aaron and Jimmy. You already know Aaron, but Jimmy is a mutual friend from college. I had a fantastic time, especially in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century furniture exhibits, for reasons that will be no surprise to the regular readers of this blog.
[mainbodyad]After having lunch and browsing the paintings, sculptures, furniture, and historical artifacts, we headed over to Hall’s, where I augmented the fragrance collection, and then, later, we had dinner at the famous chicken restaurant, Stroud’s, which I wrote about a couple of years ago.
There are too many pictures from the museum to post, so here are just a handful. Seeing the exhibits just reaffirmed my belief that most of the money successful people earn should go back to society, in the tradition of Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett. It is the massive donations provided by thousands of successful families that allow non-profits to secure priceless artifacts, protect them, and leave a history of humanity to be studied and handed down to future generations. This is one of the reasons I love giving money away each year.
It was an enjoyable day. I need to come back with my family members sometime this week.