Net Worth

Artists often depict the wealth of Western culture in terms of the sheer acreage of junked cars, waste, pollution, and the neglect of the poor and homeless. The more pernicious effects of wealth concentration are easy to find and communicate. Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth 2000-2010, a photography exhibit at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park), adopts a different approach: An objective look at affluence and the effects of wealth on individuals and communities. From interior shots of expensive homes to the innovative architecture of modern cities, the exhibition portrays the pervasive effects of wealth. At
7 p.m., David E. Little, curator and head of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, delivers a lecture about the exhibit. The show runs through May 29. The Nerman Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 913-469-3000 or see— Chris Packham

Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Feb. 25. Continues through May 29, 2011