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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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Make Room for Color Field

December 11, 2016 - December 30, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Color Field painting, which emerged in the 1950s, is characterized by the primacy of large swaths of radiant hues, and the interactions of color and form. It refers to the technique of thinning and applying paint to unprimed canvas, often by pouring, soaking and staining the material—the color literally becomes a part of the picture’s […]

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Revolutions! 1917

April 7, 2017 - March 11, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Revolutions! 1917 showcases the incredible events that occurred worldwide from America’s official entry into the war and Russia’s upheavals from an Imperial state to popular rule. The battles on the Western Front and in other theaters and troubles on the home fronts also led to societal changes, mutinies and revolts. While the common conception of […]

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June 10, 2017 - June 3, 2018
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

You may not know who Donna Moore is, but if you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, there is a good chance you played with one of her soft toys. Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all […]

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Beyond Planet Earth

September 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223 United States

The latest traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History, Beyond Planet Earth arrives at the Museum at Prairiefire September, 2017 and will be on display through February, 2018. The Moon. Mars. An icy moon of Jupiter. A near-Earth asteroid. In the not too distant future, missions to these destinations will launch from Earth. […]

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Through the Eyes of Picasso

October 20, 2017 - April 8, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

This major exhibition will explore Pablo Picasso’s life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art, as well as works from the Americas, uniting his paintings and sculpture with art that fueled his own creative exploration. In addition to paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Picasso, the exhibition will feature significant works of African and Oceanic art that transformed […]

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Suiting Up: Tailored Menswear in Kansas City, 1900-2017

October 21, 2017 - February 24, 2018
Historic Garment District Museum, 801 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States

Suiting Up: Tailored Menswear in Kansas City, 1900-2017 is an exhibition that explores the history and evolution of tailored menswear in Kansas City from the 20th century to the present, and highlights some of Kansas City's gentlemen of style throughout the last century. Featuring current custom-made looks by Paolini Garment Company alongside historical garments from […]

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Calligraphy Exhibition Elegant Illustration of Written Word

October 21, 2017 - July 8, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

More than Words: The Art of Calligraphy across Asia unveils the most prestigious art form of Asia, where calligraphy is held in greater esteem than painting or sculpture. The exhibition opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Oct. 21, 2017 and runs through July 8, 2018. Ranging in date from circa 1200 […]

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Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic

November 9, 2017 - May 13, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The centenary of World War I provides an opportunity to revisit the tragedy of 1914-1919 and reflect on the human suffering in the second decade of the 20th century. The war left more than 9 million soldiers dead in its wake and millions more missing and wounded, including civilian casualties. The peace that President Woodrow […]

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Playing for Keeps: The VFW Marble Tournaments, 1947-1962

November 11, 2017 - January 6, 2019
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
Included with museum admission

Marble playing ruled playgrounds for much of the twentieth century. Requiring only a handful of marbles and a patch of dirt, the game crossed all economic and social barriers. In 1947, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) created a national marble tournament to positively influence young boys and re-engage WWII and Korean War veterans in […]

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Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows · 2017

November 16, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

Karen McCoy · Stephen Proski · Samara Umbral Charlotte Street Foundation annually honors three outstanding Kansas City based visual artists with unrestricted cash awards. These Charlotte Street Awards recognize locally based artists who are creating outstanding artwork and provide financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure for Award Fellows with the aim of fostering their […]

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Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time

December 9, 2017 - April 15, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

This retrospective exhibition features the work of Eugene Richards (American, born 1944), one of the most respected documentary photographers working today. For almost 50 years, working in the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank, Richards has focused on the diverse, often complex lives of Americans, as well as the ongoing struggles of the […]

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Lynn Richardson – “Different Views”

January 9, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA

Lynn Richardson, an adjunct instructor of fine art at Park University, is exhibiting a series of her art, titled “Different Views” in the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus through Friday, Feb. 23. Admission to the gallery, located within Norrington Center, is free. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, Jan. 19, […]

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2018 Winter Reading Challenge – Shelf of Suspects

January 15, 2018 - March 15, 2018

Mid-Continent Public Library's 2018 Winter Reading Challenge is about to take a mysterious turn, and it would be a crime if you didn't participate! Join us from January 15 - March 15 for this engaging event for adults. And this year, hold on to your cap and your magnifying glass, because it’s all about the […]

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chance diaries: dream things

January 23, 2018 - March 2, 2018
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO United States

….Chance diaries: dream things by Alumnus Christopher Leitch (’84 Fiber) opens January 23 at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice. This exhibition and gallery residency includes new objects and drawings detailing the artist’s extensive dream journals. Leitch has had a wide-ranging artistic career as a costume designer, artist, illustrator, actor, graphic designer and […]

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Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999)

January 25, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Kemper Museum is pleased to present Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999). This landmark retrospective is the first in the United States dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón—the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society, Abakuá, to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. […]

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Dannielle Tegeder, Chroma Machine Suite: Forecasting Fault Lines in the Cosmos

January 27, 2018 - March 17, 2018
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The H&R Block Artspace is pleased to present Chroma Machine Suite: Forecasting Fault Lines in the Cosmos, an exhibition of work by Dannielle Tegeder, including two new commissions created with 14 students at the Kansas City Art Institute during the artist’s residency at the Artspace. In an ongoing exploration of invisible systems, the artist reveals […]

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Insight: Modern Impressions of Hemingway’s WWI

February 1, 2018 - May 19, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Ernest Hemingway was a reporter for The Kansas City Star in 1918. Eager to be directly involved in the war effort, he volunteered for the American Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, providing assistance to Italian soldiers. In July, an artillery attack left him seriously injured and he spent the rest of the war’s duration […]

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Darkness with Blue Sky

February 2, 2018 - April 7, 2018
Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

Rockhurst University's Greenlease Gallery of Contemporary Art welcomes French-born artist Myriam Mechita for "Darkness with Blue Sky," its first exhibition of 2018. The exhibition will open with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. and a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2 in the gallery, located between Van Ackeren and Sedgwick halls, […]

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disciplinary arcs

February 2, 2018 - March 23, 2018, 1708 Campbell St
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States is pleased to present disciplinary arcs, an exhibition featuring work by current and prior resident artists Miki Baird, Matthew Dehaemers, Jill Downen, Marcie Miller Gross, Miles Neidinger, Garry Noland, Hye Young Shin and Debra Smith. This exhibition focuses on multiple art disciplines and their continued progress along a respective line of development. Exhibit on […]

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February 2, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Some topics are more prickly than others. We can usually talk about the weather or sports or movies without creating too much of a ruckus. Other topics, like international military interventions, animal cruelty, gun violence, or racism can leave some people uncomfortable. Art is the same way. Some art addresses social issues head-on. This kind […]

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1,000 Footsteps Tell the Story: Refugees’ Journeys Through Art and Conversation

February 2, 2018 - March 8, 2018
Carter Art Center Gallery, 3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Opening Reception: February 2, 5-8pm Artist talk: 6 pm Presenters on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday nights.  Details at

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Hope 22: Dark to Light

February 2, 2018 - March 30, 2018
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

The public is invited to a free reception on February 2nd from 11:30-1:00pm.  Free parking validation is available upon request. HOPE 22 was named for the alarming fact that approximately 22 veterans take their own lives each day according to the Department of Veteran Affairs.  With this exhibit, HOPE 22 aims to raise awareness surrounding […]

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The Invitational Exhibition: KC Black Arts Network

February 2, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66213

An exhibition celebrating Black History Month Opening Reception: February 11, 3 pm - 6 pm

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

February 3, 2018 - April 23, 2018
Crystal Bridges Museum, 600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712 United States

During the rise of the Black Power movement, many Black artists were asking fundamental questions about their role: Should a work of art communicate a direct political message? Could it be abstract? What audience should be addressed? Is there a ‘Black art’ or a ‘Black aesthetic’? Soul of a Nation—organized by the Tate Modern, and […]

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February 4, 2018 - April 8, 2018
The Epsten Gallery in Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66209 United States

Featuring new, recent and historical works from Pele Prints, St. Louis, founded by master printer/owner, Amanda Verbeck.

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February Group Exhibition

February 5, 2018 - February 24, 2018
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

    Featured Artists:   Laura Schiff Bean Stanley Bielen Joe Ramiro Garcia Amber George Brooke Golightly Marv Graff Peregrine Honig Mark Knott Marianne Kolb KOLLABS James Leonard Karen Matheis Kelly Porter Robert Roth Jordan Scott Eric Zener

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February 9, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA), 500 E. Loula
Olathe, KS 66061

A scarred young woman embarks on a bus journey from her farm in Spruce Pine, North Carolina to Tulsa, Oklahoma in hopes of being healed by a TV evangelist, but discovers the true meaning of beauty along the way. Set in 1964, this stunning show won both the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award as Best Musical […]

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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

February 13, 2018 - March 24, 2018
H & R Block-City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

One of the funniest and most beloved characters in modern children’s literature, Junie B Jones, comes to life again on the TYA stage. She faces a crisis about Finders Keeper vs. Stealing with her usual spunk and humor.

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Rhymes, Rap, Miss Mary Mack

February 13, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Mesner Puppet Theater, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
$10 - $13

Clap along with Miss Mary Mack as she dances through the wonderful world of nursery rhymes, poems and raps, brought to life with fanciful marionettes. Looking to earn 50 cents, Miss Mary Mack babysits Jack and Suzy Sprat’s child who leads her on a merry chase to a bullring, the banks of the Hanky Panky, […]

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The Colored Museum

February 15, 2018 - March 4, 2018
ArtsTech, 1522 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Colored Museum, a play written by George C. Wolfe, premiered in 1986 under the direction of L. Kenneth Richardson. In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), the review explores and satires prominent themes and identities of African-American culture. This comedy looks at stereotypes with razor sharp wit! Think the comedy duet Key and Peel. The […]

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2:00 pm

“Nkame” Tours: The Artist’s Eye

February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Join us for coffee followed by a tour of the exhibition, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999). Artist and writer José Faus leads a tour of the Nkame exhibition providing insight into the connections between written and oral histories and visual art. Dual-language (English, Spanish) tour. RSVP at Eventbrite: Exhibition tours connect you with the […]

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6:30 pm

Headlights on the Prairie

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Kansas Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA

Robert Rebein was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas, the second-youngest of seven sons of a local rancher. Now a writer and a professor and chair of the English Department at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, he revisits his hometown and Kansas’ high plains often in an extensive collection of acclaimed narrative essays. Rebein folds a […]

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7:30 pm

Westport Jazz Jam with Eddie Moore

February 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania ave
Kansas City, MO United States

Every Wednesday at the Jazz Nebula in Californos Saloon, join Eddie Moore (or guest host) for an hour long performance followed by an open jazz jam from 8:30-11:30. Full menu available as well as cocktails.

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