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Second Saturday Conversation: The Intersection of Art and Architecture

February 11, 11:00 am - March 11, 12:00 pm

Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Linda Hall Library Main Reading Room from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater are open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.

The program

A. Zahner Company is an American engineering-design consultancy and manufacturer. Since the company’s founding in 1897 by Andrew Zahner, the firm has been at the forefront of innovative design and fabrication for art and architecture. From the use of aerospace engineering of curving facades to developing and applying patented technologies, innovation is at the core of Zahner. The museum-level craft and engineering that Zahner consistently provides can be found in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Join Gary Davis, architect and Director of Marketing at A. Zahner Company, for an insiders view of his company’s projects, including their work with high level clients such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, among others.

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.


February 11, 11:00 am
March 11, 12:00 pm
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Eric Ward


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information on these events.