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Deconstructing Robert Mangold

June 17, 2016 - June 11, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Deconstructing Robert Mangold brings together an extraordinary range of conceptual, formal, and social connections between American Minimalist Robert Mangold (1937–) and other artists from the Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection. Seven of Mangold’s original woodcuts, Untitled A through G (2000) and Curved Plane Figure III (1995), are presented in dialogue with works by his contemporaries: Immovable

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Treasures of the Kings: 18th Century French Interiors in Miniature

July 30, 2016 - July 30, 2020
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

T/m is honored to premiere three new fine-scale miniature room settings on long-term loan from Ede & Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor in London and the exclusive provider of robes for the British Royal Family. Treasures of the Kings highlights Louis XV and Louis XVI royal furniture arranged in two room settings from the Palace of

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Free

Emperors, Scholars, and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties

August 12, 2016 - July 9, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the arts of China reached full maturity. Painting, calligraphy, porcelain and textiles flourished, and new styles and techniques emerged. The imperial court, scholars and temples supported this profusion of creativity, each establishing distinctive, yet overlapping artistic styles. Emperors held court in the Forbidden City in Beijing in

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José Lerma: La Venida Cansa Sin Ti

August 19, 2016 - June 26, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

José Lerma, Spanish-born, Chicago-based artist, presents a commissioned site-responsive project for a prominent location in the Kemper Museum Atrium. Upon visiting the Kemper Museum and Kansas City, the artist found inspiration within the art upon the walls of the Museum and the architecture within the surrounding community. Frederick James Brown’s commissioned project for the Kemper

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Domestic Seen

October 20, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

Domestic Seen focuses upon seven artists who employ interiors, objects and related “domestic” scenes to convey perceptions regarding varied experiences, immigration, celebrity, wealth etc. The seemingly mundane is imbued with critical content that resonates both locally and nationally. Featuring paintings, photographs, video, drawings and sculptural works, the exhibition highlights a diverse range of people, places

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EVERYTHING NOTHING SOMETHING – Don Kottmann

October 20, 2016 - March 29, 2017
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

What's Not in the World That Should Be? Don Kottman’s answer to this question, posed in one of the dozens of sketchbooks the eminent American artist has filled over the years, is a torrent of beguiling small abstractions, represented in part in the Nerman Museum’s Kansas Focus Gallery. Featuring roughly twenty recent drawings, this exhibit

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Decade: Selected Works from 2016-2016 – Misty Gamble

January 6 - April 1
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Spanning a decade, this collection was brought together to showcase the ceramic sculpture of Misty Gamble. The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center hosts this three-month retrospective. The exhibition will highlight several bodies of work and their development. Sculptures from Sweet Terror, Explorations in Multiplicity, Abject Reverie, and Studio Nong over the years will be in this exhibition

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David Ford, Bare Edge

January 13 - March 31
The Bunker Center for the Arts, 1014 19th St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

These paintings and assemblages made between 2014-2016 reflect on the travels and studies of David Ford. For over thirty years, Ford has explored and exposed the cultural interface he has experienced from his home in Kansas City, Missouri to the sensibilities of Ethiopia, Haiti, and Cuba. David Ford "Bare Edge" has been extended through the

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$5

SPECTRUM: AUTISM, ART, AND MUSIC

January 14 - April 30
American Jazz Museum, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Spectrum is an innovative and powerful exhibition featuring artist Juliette Hemingway. Hemingway finds her inspiration in music and Autism awareness. The blue images represent Autism and allow her art to be race neutral so all people can be reminded of the beauty of the world despite its challenges. “I’m hoping my artwork will bring a little bit of joy to patrons and non-patrons alike. I also want people to be

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Wonderland Remains: Four Views

February 3 - April 1
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Recent photography by four alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute Chuck Avery, Jeff Burk, Don McKenna, Russell Phillips

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Buzz

February 3 - March 23
Todd Weiner Gallery, Bauer Building 115 West 18th Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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RASHID JOHNSON: HAIL WE NOW SING JOY

February 9 - May 21
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Kemper Museum is thrilled to present Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, a solo exhibition featuring new paintings, sculptures, and the Midwest debut of a monumental multi-media installation by Rashid Johnson. New York-based Johnson employs a range of materials in his new works, which are grounded in complex explorations of history, identity, and escapism. For example, in

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The Collectors’ Room

February 12 - April 9
The Epsten Gallery in Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66209 United States

The Epsten Gallery is pleased to present The Collectors’ Room, an exhibition featuring a selection of contemporary art from Kansas City Collectors who are Friends and Patrons of the Epsten Gallery.  Their support makes it possible for the Epsten Gallery to sustain and enhance excellent exhibitions, programming, partnerships and outreach within the Greater Kansas City

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UVC GALLERY PRESENTS gaia: a tribute

March 2 - May 31
UVC Gallery, 1901 NW Blue Parkway
Unity Village, MO 64065 United States

"Gaia: A Tribute" - designed to coincide with Earth Day, this exhibit celebrates the beauty of our planet and creates a space to meditate or pause in consideration of how much we rely on the Earth and its ecosystems. April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day which was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator, with

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Free

Beth Weintraub at MLB Designs & Boutique

March 3 - April 29
MLB Designs & Boutique, 2020 Baltimore Ave, Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

We’re happy to announce Beth Weintraub as MLB’s next artist on showcase! At Sarah Lawrence College Beth studied writing, theatrical production and Intaglio etching. She worked for Broadway costume designers painting and dying fabric in New York, then in California at the San Francisco Opera making jewelry, doing leatherwork, sculpting body armor and masks. Weintraub

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CONSTELLATIONS

March 3 - April 2
Kansas City Repertory Theatre-Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA

If you could hit rewind on a relationship, you might discover the nuances of choice and destiny, and how the two intersect. This spellbinding, heartbreaking love story removes the boundaries of time and space, delving into the infinite possibilities of a couple’s relationship to reveal how the slightest change in conversation might send you down

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Habitual Observations | New Work from Madeline Gallucci and Brenda Zappitell

March 3 - April 29
Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Madeline Gallucci and Brenda Zappitell, who have never met, share similarities in their studio pursuit and practice. Gallucci explores, dissects, and reinterprets her everyday environment through her vibrant drawings, whimsical paintings, and digital prints.  At the same time, Zappitell is also influenced by her environment, choosing to rely on intuition over examination to translate her

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Variance: An Exposition of Modes of Making

March 3 - March 24
Vulpes Bastille, 1737 Locust St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Variance: An Exposition of Modes of Making Vulpes Bastille - 1737 Locust St. Kansas City, MO 3/3/17 - 3/24/17 A group exhibition showcasing various artists and the results of their individual modes of creating art. These local artists use varying modes of creating and through this exhibition they wish to share the outcome of their

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Peregrine Honig

March 3 - April 1
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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UNCHAINED MELODY

March 10 - April 9
Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 USA

Enjoy lush melodies from the beginning of the Baby Boomer generation.

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Unapologetic

March 10 - April 14
Studios Inc, 1708 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Unapologetic, an exhibition featuring resident artist Hyeyoung Shin, on view from 3.10.17 to 4.14.17 with an opening reception Friday, 3.10.17 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Unapologetic, is a new drawing series inspired by my recent experience of the death of my parent and Joan Didion’s book

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Free

Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI

March 16 - September 1
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 USA

High-profile murder cases and popular television programs such as CSI, Bones, and Forensics Files have brought the laboratory work of forensic scientists into mainstream popular culture. Visitors to Connecting the Dots will explore the history of several disciplines within forensic science: fingerprints, chemistry, biology, firearms, photography, and trace evidence. Visitors will also discover two important courts cases, Frye v. United States

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Shamus Clisset | Chris Kienke

March 16 - April 14
UMKC Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building 203 University of Missouri-Kansas City 5015 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

Mr. Realistic  Shamus Clisset (aka FakeShamus) is a New York based artist working with 3D media, including modeling, rendering, and animation. His pictures reflect a mash-up of pop culture imagery, frontier iconography, objects and environments culled from American suburbia, and his own personal history and obsessions. Themes of violence, manifest destiny, and the contemporary wasteland

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Free

Valerie Bashaw Art Exhibit

March 20 - April 27
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA

The Campanella Gallery at Park University will host an art exhibit featuring the works of Valerie Bashaw, Monday, March 20, through Thursday, April 27. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, March 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery. The exhibit will feature select pieces of Bashaw’s fiber and mixed media

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SHE LOVES ME

March 23 - April 9
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

With a melodic and witty score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo that also became the basis of the classic films The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail. The story follows Amalia

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12:00 pm
Free

GUILDit – Art & Business Forum

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 1, 2018

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Hear two artists present their business and be a part of an audience that learns and brainstorms on businesses ideas, resources and solutions. Contribute to the KC’s growing art economy. See who is presenting next: http://guildit.org/blog Event Times & Venues: – 2nd Thursday 6:30-7:30pm at the Uptown Arts Bar – 4th Thursday 12-1pm at the

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6:30 pm

A Conversation with Michelle Boisseau

March 23 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA

Michelle Boisseau’s fifth book of poems, Among the Gorgons, makes “graceful and unexpected leaps from personal to mythic, tender to satiric, and tragic to comic,” judges wrote in awarding the University of Missouri-Kansas City professor the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry in 2015. Boisseau, a faculty member at UMKC since 1995 and also the recipient

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7:30 pm
$20

Park University International Center for Music International Guest Artist Series — Abel Pereira (French Horn)

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Karbank 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mission Woods, KS 66205 United States

Park University International Center for Music concerts typically feature performances by world renowned artists in the realms of piano and string instruments. But on Thursday, March 23, the ICM will host Abel Pereira, Ph.D., principal horn for the National Symphony Orchestra in a concert at the 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kan., starting at 7:30

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$25 - $28

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mar 23 - May 7, 2017
Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 North Chestnut Street
Olathe, KS 66061 USA

Directed by Shelly Stewart Over the River and Through the Woods is a heart-warming comedy about Nick, a single guy from New Jersey, and his four adoring grand-parents. Every Sunday, Nick has a traditional family dinner with them, as they share the importance of family, a good meal and a good wife. All is well

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$12 - $25

HEART OF AMERICA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ‘THE TEMPEST’

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 23, 2017 - March 26, 2017
Polsky Theatre, JCCC, 12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, Kansas 66210 United States

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." ― William Shakespeare, The Tempest One of "25 FOR THE 25TH" Anniversary Celebration The Performing Arts Series is thrilled to partner once again with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival for a script-in-hand performance of "The Tempest," by William Shakespeare. It is set on a remote island, where

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Rodelinda, George Frideric Handel

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 23-26
White Recital Hall, 4949 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110

Rodelinda, George Frideric Handel In one of Handel’s best dramas, we find our heroine Rodelinda—who believes her husband to be dead—having to marry a despicable character or see him murder her son.  How will this story end? The opera is directed by Fenlon Lamb, with coaching by artist in residence Estelí Gomez and faculty Allison DeSimone,

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Journalist to Analyze United States, Middle East Options in Visiting Scholar Lecture

March 23 @ 7:30 pm
Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Hall Auditorium at Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, 64110

Award-wining journalist and senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, Stephen Kinzer, will deliver his lecture “America’s Misadventures in the Middle East: Is There a Way Out?” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium as part of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series. After more than

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$20.00

Drunks

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
March 16 - March 31
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

An actress desperate for relevancy, an actor aching for awards, and a screenwriter needing respect are sequestered in a hotel until they agree on script changes. To complicate matters, they've smuggled in huge amounts of booze & coke. A shorter version of "Drunks" was a hit in the 2014 KC Fringe festival. Don't miss this

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