Elias Sime has a lot to say in word, deed and the art that he makes. The artist, born in 1968, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His first major museum survey show, “Tightrope,” is now at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, where it is available to view virtually until the museum deems it safe to reopen.
Despite a bit of uncertainty regarding a consultant, plans are moving ahead for public art at the new single terminal project under construction at Kansas City International Airport. James Martin, Kansas City’s public art administrator, said the city hopes to put out an initial call for artists in late summer or early fall. “We are […]
This “Honour Mask” by Métis artist Lisa Shepherd is one of six coronavirus masks commissioned by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art from Native American, Indigenous and First Nations artists. “The Honour Mask is a tribute to the people who have crossed over to spirit because of the Covid-19 virus . . . and for […]
The Charlotte Street Foundation Rises to the Challenge as COVID-19 Complicates the Move to its New Headquarters This was not how Amy Kligman planned it. As executive and artistic director of the Charlotte Street Foundation, Kligman, under normal circumstances, this summer would be preparing for an incoming contingent of artists in residence. She’d be exponentially […]
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 […]
Only three of the galleries in Kansas City are owned and operated by African Americans; joining Ron Chaney’s EthnicArt Gallery, two are owned by Black women, who face the double-edged sword of structural racism and structural sexism.