NOW SEEKING: A photograph of this shrine. This not-so-great image depicts a Japanese Buddhist Shrine that once belonged to the City of Joplin. Modeled after an early Buddhist temple, this shrine spent more than fifty years in the Joplin Carnegie Library. In 1967, it was moved to MSSU's Spiva Art Gallery. After about a decade there, the shrine was purchased by an individual who had it restored and donated it to Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins. The Nelson currently holds the shrine in their storage facility. We'd LOVE to have a better photograph of this shrine. If you have one that you're willing to let us digitize so we may add it to our archives, then contact Jill at 417-623-7953 x1041. Many thanks and happy Friday!
One of the finest treasures in Joplin!
Post Memorial Art Reference Library captures the atmosphere
of Post's home forty years ago. Joplin citizens should be proud of this cultural contributi on.