Articles

“Clay Landmarks,” Arabia Steamboat Museum

“Clay Landmarks” at the Arabia Steamboat Museum features artwork by nine artists who explore the museum’s collection of 19th-century artifacts from the sunken steamboat. Mounted in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference that took place in March, “Clay Landmarks” is the first contemporary art exhibition at the museum […]

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Editor’s Weekend Calendar Picks, May 26 – 29

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and it’s time for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor, Alice Thorson. This is your last weekend to see Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Nerlson-Atkins Museum, on view through Sunday, May 29. Thursday and Friday, stop by the Mid-America Arts Alliance to […]

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Susan Schmelzer on Arts Policy: Scoring the House

U.S. Rep. Cleaver earns an A for the Arts. During this interminable campaign season, one longs to hear specific commitments on what candidates will do once elected. Congress works for us — that’s the way it’s supposed to be — but the job interview process falls down through raucous debates and vaudevillian-like rallies. With incumbents, […]

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Honors: Jay Carter

The Kansas City countertenor enjoys critical acclaim and prestigious gigs. When charged with voicing angels, kings and gods, call countertenor Jay Carter. The Liberty, Mo.-based singer is an artist in demand. In April he performed with Ars Lyrica Houston; on May 15 he joins the Bach Society of St. Louis for a performance of Bach’s […]

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