What the artist describes as “a community of naked, plush creatures called fumblys” populate Fuko Ito’s pastel-colored, psychedelic work, and I, for one, would like to go on record as saying I’m up for this adventure anytime. Ito’s two monumental watercolor and colored pencil on paper drawings illustrate her community of what appear to be […]
And so, in the end, Nora just did it. She gathered her things, told her husband goodbye, and slammed the door on her way out. In so doing she left not only her spouse, but two young children and an upper middle-class life that came with all the requisite bourgeois benefits. She also made history. […]
Before “Hamilton,” there was “In the Heights,” which marked composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda’s auspicious Broadway debut in 2008. As he would do in “Hamilton,” Miranda incorporated rap and hip-hop into a musically diverse score for this pulsing love-letter to the largely Hispanic community in Washington Heights, a neighborhood at the northern tip of Manhattan. Whether “In […]
On Jan. 26, “Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution” opened at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It tells the stories, in fascinating detail, of four pieces that were looted by the Nazis during World War II, found when the war ended, returned to their rightful owners and legally acquired by the Nelson-Atkins.
The Project 70273, a worldwide collaborative art project dedicated to commemorating the lives of the disabled taken by German Nazis in 1940-1941, has organized an exhibit of commemorative quilts at the McClure Archives and University Museum on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. It is the largest and longest running Project […]
One hundred artists. One day. Once a year. On Aug. 31, KC Zine Con (KCZC) presents its annual fest, where dozens of artists exhibit, sell and trade their self-published zines. This year marks the fifth zine gathering in Kansas City. Typically created from a fusion of written and visual elements, and often produced using copy […]