It has been nearly 20 years since local artist Dianne Dickerson took brush and paint to a drab railroad underpass in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast, creating what would come to be called the Patriotic Mural. She drew it like a coloring book, inviting others in the community to help fill in the ribbon of bright […]
Mstislav Rostropovich once said, “When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice — my voice.” It’s the voice-like characteristic of the cello that makes it one of the most heart-melting of instruments.
2020 will go down as one of the most memorable years in America’s history. From the downward and upward curves of COVID-19 to continued civil unrest related to race and the election, each person has sought to find moments of peace and quiet. The American Jazz Museum seeks to provide a safe space for education, […]
In a time when the way we deliver instruction to students is changing due to the pandemic, it is refreshing to welcome four new world-class faculty members to the Conservatory to move us forward in our new, more digital age. For almost 115 years, the Conservatory has been a leader in creating the city’s cultural […]
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College initiated its popular program of Third Thursday Visiting Artists Presentations in 2008, one year after the museum opened its doors. Since that time, the museum has hosted 68 programs featuring 124 artists in presentations attended by more than 7,800 people. Third Thursdays are generously […]
The pursuit of the “perfect” female body was as much a preoccupation in Renaissance Europe as it is today. Like the filtered photographs that we encounter daily in magazines and social media posts, images of idealized women in various stages of undress proliferated during the 15th and 16th centuries. Conceptions of feminine beauty, however, were […]