Keeping live performing arts strong takes support from a broad-based coalition of caring individuals, foundations and businesses. The Kauffman Center enjoys and values close partnerships formed with three major sponsors:
Picture, in your mind, Kansas City’s leading cultural destinations. The Kauffman Center. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Lyric Opera. John Herron wants you to put the Kansas City Public Library in their company. “I want the Library to be understood as a […]
For UMKC Conservatory faculty, staff and students, it has been almost two months since we were last together on campus. Our thriving community of music, dance and theatre was brought to an abrupt halt by COVID-19, as we were facing the same situation as many arts organizations around the country were: How do we move […]
We are living in a world that changes from one day to the next, in ways that we previously would not have believed possible. A global pandemic has upended life as we knew it. The chants of protesters fill streets here at home, across the nation, and across the globe. In the past, the visual […]
Like all cultural institutions, the National WWI Museum and Memorial faced challenging decisions with the COVID-19 outbreak. Out of concern for the well-being of staff, volunteers and guests the Museum and Memorial was closed in mid-March.
The Kauffman Center is active in the online community. Now more than ever, social media connects Kansas Citians with each other and with the organizations they love, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Center engages its online community with useful program information as well as creative access to the performing arts. You […]
Kansas City’s embrace of art traces to the late 19th century and, unsurprisingly, William Rockhill Nelson. Intent on instilling cultural refinement in his budding metropolis, The Kansas City Star co-founder donated a collection of oil reproductions, casts of sculptures and some 500 framed photographs to the Kansas City Art Association in 1896. It gave birth […]