Monday, November 7, 2011

Art Signs - Achelous and Hercules

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Signs - Achelous and Hercules - A video allowing hearing and deaf viewers to learn about Benton's mural for Harzfeld's.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Benton Illustrations at the Library

Mark Twain and Tom Benton: Pictures, Prose and Song
is an exhibit featuring several original Benton illustrations for a limited edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, including classic scenes (such as the white-washing con and the courting of Becky Thatcher) that capture the spontaneity, humor, and fun in Twain’s prose. Also featured are original illustrations Benton drew for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Twain’s autobiographical Life on the Mississippi – all of them among Missouri’s greatest artistic treasures. The exhibit, at the beautiful Kansas City Public Library at 14 W. 10th Street, a couple blocks north of the former Harzfeld's downtown location, will continue through October 30.

After the exhibit make sure to visit Tom's Home & Studio

Friday, September 30, 2011

Michael Kors Comes to the Plaza Again

Designer Michael Kors recently opened a location on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. It is in a portion of what was recently the Eddie Bauer store. Below is a 1984 invitation to an in person appearance by the designer on the second floor of Harzfelds on the Plaza, one block west of the new Michael Kors.

Soon a new restaurant will occupy the space south of Michael Kors. Seasons 52 will maintain the original architecture of the site after some persuasion by Kansas Citians, media and social networks.

Welcome to Kansas City!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The King of Cut-Rate

This new release from Kansas City Star Books tells the story of Isaac and Michael Katz, who changed forever our definition of drug store. You can pre-order now from

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grace Marie Uhlenhop Hoch

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Grace Marie Uhlenhop Hoch, a Harzfeld's associate.

Adorn 2011

Visit for information on Adorn 2011 organized by the Harvest Ball Society. It takes place this Saturday, Sept. 10 and features a fashion show, brunch and a look back at fashion history by The Historic Garment District Museum of Kansas City.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

1967 Wedding Dress

This white silk wedding dress with detachable train and matching veil, was purchased at Harzfeld's and worn by Cindy Heinz at her wedding to James Kemme. The bridesmaids dress, a peacock blue silk dress with matching pillbox hat, was worn by her niece, Debra Vaughn. The dresses were on display at Union Station in conjunction with the exhibit Diana, A Celebration.

Narration by Lisa Shockley, Curatorial Specialist, Union Station/Kansas City Museum. Lisa recently confirmed that the bridesmaid's dress was also from Harzfeld's.