What did downtown Kansas City look like a hundred years ago? An exhibition at The Box Gallery, titled YOU ARE HERE, provides a fresh view of an old vista – the downtown streetscape at the turn on the 20th Century.
YOU ARE HERE, named after the symbol on way-finding maps, visually transports the viewer back to the period between 1900 and 1930. The site of The Box Gallery on 10th Street between Main and Walnut was once the bustling center of the City. Yet most of the turn-of-the-century buildings and the businesses they housed are gone. Using super-sized photographs, advertisements, postcards and memorabilia, guest curator, Bruce Bettinger recreates the vitality of downtown K.C. circa 1910. YOU ARE HERE will be on display from September 8th through October 30th.