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Abelardo Morell to Give Lecture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

KANSAS CITY, MO.- Renowned photographer Abelardo Morell will talk about his career and life’s work as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Photography Society of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in Atkins Auditorium at the Museum. Morell’s work has been acclaimed, exhibited, and collected world-wide. “He is renowned for his endlessly inventive interpretations of everyday things: books, water, children’s toys, a pencil and other common objects,” said Keith F. Davis, senior curator of photography at the Nelson-Atkins. “His witty and original pictures testify to the fertility of his own visual imagination and to the transformative power of the photographic process itself. Repeatedly, he has reminded us that seeing is never simple—and that we invent the world in every inspired and imaginative act of perception.” Morell may be best known for h