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 […]
The First World War exploded in the late summer of 1914. Armies took the field in bright uniforms. Navies steamed to sea flying the colors of their nations. It was supposed to be over by Christmas, but it was not.
With much of her world slowed or shut down and what looked to be a dull, socially distanced summer ahead, 15-year-old Guadalupe Pacheco found solace and purpose in pens, paper and a creative bent that the pandemic couldn’t quash. The Northeast High School sophomore loved to draw, was good at it and dreamed of someday […]
An icon in the Kansas City skyline, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts reminds us of the magic of world-class performances. The Center also offers first-class services for special events, including a wide range of venues. Since opening in 2011, more than 150,000 people have attended catered special events at the Kauffman Center and […]