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Laying an Artistic Foundation

Isaac Lee felt confident in his future as an illustrator when he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) a couple of years ago. Now he’s not so sure

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Something for Everyone in the Conservatory’s Summer Programs

Something for Everyone in the Conservatory’s Summer Programs

This summer, the Conservatory will host composers, conductors and musicians of all ages in our workshops, symposiums and camps on the Volker campus. June is a busy month for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, as our faculty and guests welcome students of all ages for summer events. The UMKC Percussion Workshop and UMKC […]

“Unexpected Encounters” at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

“Unexpected Encounters” at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Original works of art are the lifeblood of any art museum. Without them, the visitors’ experience would be one-dimensional and dreary. The joy of encountering an unfamiliar work opens doors and windows to new worlds, emotions and avenues of exploration. Visitors love discovering new works and museum curators, such as myself, love showing new objects. […]

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What’s a Better Place than the Library for Art in the Loop?

What’s a Better Place than the Library for Art in the Loop?

Chances are that the woman had walked into the downtown Central Library for something a little more . . . um, library-ish. More bookish. But there was music in the air, the distinctive stylings of a local threesome jamming on centuries-old instruments, and she settled into a seat to listen in. It was last September, […]

Laying an Artistic Foundation

Laying an Artistic Foundation

Isaac Lee felt confident in his future as an illustrator when he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) a couple of years ago. Now he’s not so sure — animation, for instance, is on his mind these days. Digital art, too. Even sculpture. Yet this diversification of Lee’s curiosity — owed, he says, to his experience in KCAI’s immersive program for freshmen, Foundation — hasn’t confused the 20-year-old.

Three Great Orchestras, Three Great Conductors

Three Great Orchestras, Three Great Conductors

One of the hallmarks of the Harriman-Jewell Series is its presentation of the world’s greatest orchestras. But next season, the Series is outdoing itself. Three major orchestras will appear in Kansas City, accompanied by their conductors along with highly acclaimed soloists. On September 26, The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin will perform Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and violinist Lisa Batiashvili will be the soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

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