The Nelson-Atkins museum has announced a major expansion. The $200 million project will expand the Kansas City museum’s floor space by 60%. Nelson-Atkins director Marc Wilson says the museum will be able to exhibit a score of long-stored pieces, many of them Asian, native American, and especially African artworks. Wilson says the move will also catapult the Nelson-Atkins into the stratosphere of the country’s most prestigious museums. $115 million of the fundraising goal will pay for actual construction and moving-in costs. The remaining $85 million is earmarked for ongoing operating costs.