French operas, American jazz, dance and a Russian choral symphony bring to a close the exciting, emotional and entertaining 2017–18 academic year at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. UMKC Opera presents an intimate and captivating evening of French opera with a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc’s brooding La voix humaine (The Human Voice) […]
Over an hour into my lecture, and only 15 minutes until the end of class, I could see in the eyes of my students that their minds were beginning to wander. One of the challenges every instructor of art history must overcome is a dimly lit room where tantalizing art soon loses its allure from […]
This is a special time for giving thanks. Through much of 2018, The Nelson-Atkins Museum will give a very public “THANK YOU” to the individuals and institutions that have made recent gifts to our collection. Two overlapping exhibitions will be on view: “The Big Picture,” highlighting the Hall Family Foundation’s role in the development of […]
Attending a performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a memorable and inspiring experience. Patrons can enrich these experiences with a Spotlight membership through the Kauffman Center, joining others who share a passion for the performing arts. Various levels of membership are available, and all play a vital role in helping the […]
The images spill across the screen, some in vintage autochrome, most in black and white, revealing faces, styles and scenes from an earlier era. A young man wearing a beret sits jauntily atop one of the stone lions at the Thomas H. Swope Memorial in Kansas City’s Swope Park. It’s Walt Disney. Count Basie leans […]
Helzberg Hall has changed everything. When the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opened in 2011, it didn’t take long for word to spread that Kansas City has one of the most acoustically superb performance venues in the United States. The 2018–2019 season of the Harriman-Jewell Series reflects Kansas City’s rising profile as an arts center. Next season, the Series will present more great orchestras and conductors than ever before.