Ah, opening day. The fanfare, the National Anthem, that first pitch…it’s the opening concert of the Kansas City Symphony’s 2019/2020 Classical Series. The orchestra has already been hard at work for the last month in its various capacities, but this cornerstone series kick starts a season of celebrations and milestones, with an impressive roster of […]
In 2020, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Truman’s ascent to the presidency of the United States with the completion of the institution’s largest renovation and expansion since it opened more than 60 years ago. Having closed this past July, the museum is expected to reopen in a year.
As Johnson County Community College celebrates its 50th Anniversary, it’s fitting for the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, founded on campus in 2007, to take stock of its own history of dizzying collecting, built on a campus-wide effort that began 40 years earlier. “Foresight/Insight” is something of a greatest hits exhibition, and the hits just […]
Since its founding in 1995, the Mary Atkins Lecture Series at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has featured some of the most prominent figures in the arts, and, since the series refocused in 2011, it has brought in several of the most influential architects of our time. This year’s speakers fall well within that category. […]
After years of debate, Kansas City International Airport is being transformed into a single-terminal facility. But like the roar of a jet engine, controversy continues to reverberate from the $1.5 billion project slated for completion in 2023. The ruckus concerns the role of Kansas City’s Municipal Art Commission (MAC) in matters of public art.
Getting in front of crowds used to make Aaron Alexander crazy nervous. He felt more comfortable creating his music in solitude than performing it for throngs of people. Then he opened for singer-songwriter, musician and rapper J.I.D. “It was the biggest crowd I’d seen in my life,” Alexander said recently in Loose Park.