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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
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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
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Free

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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Posters as Munitions, 1917

February 21, 2017 - February 21, 2019
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster, previously the successful medium of commercial advertising, was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities. Its value as an educational or stimulating influence was more and more appreciated. The poster could impress an idea quickly, vividly, and lastingly. Historian Pearl James […]

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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
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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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‘Heroes or Corpses’: Captain Truman in World War I

March 10, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, 500 W. US HWY. 24
Independence, MO 64050
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“There we were watching New York’s skyline diminish, and wondering if we’d be heroes or corpses,” Harry S. Truman later recalled as he departed New York for the battlefields of France in the spring of 1918. Truman returned a hero, and his service helped set him on the path to the presidency. “‘Heroes or Corpses’: Captain […]

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Crucible Life and Death 1918

April 3, 2018 - March 10, 2019
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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1918 was a tough year. This exhibition is not an illustration or timeline of how or why the 1918 battles were fought. It focuses on individuals and their lives and deaths in the crucible of 1918. For the Doughboys on the Western Front, 1918 was their year. It was the crucible where the American land […]

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My Tee & Me: Statement & Identity in Kansas City

April 20, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States
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We all have a favorite t-shirt. It’s comfortable, it goes good with anything, and it makes a statement—of how we’re feeling, what we like, where we stand. It says something about who we are. T-shirts are an important part of most everyone’s wardrobe today. But no one just throws on a tee—some thought goes into the wearing of one. Where are we going? What […]

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Worlds Otherwise Hidden

May 17, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Worlds Otherwise Hidden features the work of three international artists who interpret the complexities—both beautiful and challenging—of cultures shaped by migration, immigration, displacement, and exile. Nevin Aladağ (b. 1972), Kimsooja (b. 1957), and Nari Ward (b. 1963) combine and transmute specific objects, designs, and symbols from divergent cultural contexts in their video and sculptural installations. They […]

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WAR AROUND US: SOLDIER ARTIST IMPRESSIONS

May 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Creating art when surrounded by war seems contradictory. However, as the work attests, inspiration can take many forms, providing a glimpse into a world that otherwise would be unfamiliar. Although markedly different in their styles and subject choices, the featured artists—Jean Lefort, Curtiney George Foote, Charles Thatcher Shellabarger, Myron Chapin, and Clifford Warner demonstrate several […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Artists (working title)

May 26, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Crystal Bridges Museum, 600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712 United States
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Building on our museum’s own collection of significant works by Georgia O’Keeffe—including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 and Radiator Building—Night, New York—Crystal Bridges has brought together more than three dozen of O’Keeffe’s most important works as the centerpiece of this unique exhibition. Alongside these iconic artworks by the mother of American Modernism, the exhibition also […]

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Melissa McCracken INCANDESCENCE

May 31, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk Thursday May 31, 6 – 9 pm First Friday June 1, 6 – 9 pm exhibitions runs through July 28, 2018 INCANDESCENCE is the visual portrayal of the grounds for burning bright, both figuratively and literally. Not only are elements of each piece inspired by the depiction of sunspots and […]

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Jeanette Pasin Sloan: Reflections

June 1, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Jeanette Pasin Sloan Bio “I consider these objects to be what is real, what we can hold onto in life, but in the reflections there remains what we do not know, the mysterious, that which is unsettling and perhaps chaotic. I’ve always thought that my best work was right on the edge of disorder. I […]

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Rebecca Rutstein : Hidden From View

June 1, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Rebecca Rutstein Bio Philadelphia based artist, Rebecca Rutstein, explores abstraction inspired by her interest in geology, microbiology, marine science and the undercurrents that continually shape the physical world. Her paintings incorporate structural networks that articulate patterns found in nature, data, maps, micro and macro, handmade and mechanized, linear and solid. These visual experiences shed light […]

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Hendrikje Kuhne and Beat Klein : Places to Remember

June 1, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Kühne and Klein Bio Swiss artist duo Hendrikje Kühne and Beat Klein create intricate, multilayered collage compositions mining their vast collection of art postcards and posters as source material. Their passion for collage, with its distinctive elements of visual dissection and physical assembly uses materials carefully chosen not only for pattern or color, but also […]

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Unexpected Encounters

June 2, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Over the last 10 years, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has strategically enhanced its world-renowned encyclopedic collection. Unexpected Encounters highlights the significant acquisitions of the last decade and gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience these works in unexpected juxtapositions. Noteworthy acquisitions including Olafur Eliasson’s The presence of absence (Nuup Kangerlua, 24 September 2015 #3), […]

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Carl Gregory Photography Exhibit: Images of Kenya

June 4, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA
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Carl Gregory, a Northland (Kansas City) photographer and a 2011 Park University graduate, will exhibit photographs he captured during recent mission trips to Kenya in the University’s Campanella Gallery, Monday, June 4, through Friday, July 27. Admission to the Gallery, located within Norrington Center on the Parkville Campus, is free. A reception for the artist […]

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2018 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile

June 8, 2018 - July 29, 2018
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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A signature Artspace event, the 2018 Kansas City Flatfile is the 9th project in this popular biennial series. The Flatfile offers a uniquely intimate art viewing experience and a chance to discover new works by emerging and established Kansas City-based artists. Art lovers are invited to peruse flatfile cabinets filled with over 200 custom-made artist […]

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Artists-in-Residence

June 19, 2018 - July 20, 2018
The Epsten Gallery in Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66209 United States
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Free

The Epsten Gallery is pleased to present the fourth annual 2018 Summer Artist-in-Residence program with Kansas City artists, Misha Kligman and Gerry Trilling, featuring a 4-week artistic escapade of theme-based projects and creative interaction (Kligman: June 19 – June 29, and Trilling: July 9 – 20).

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A Figure of Influence: Lincoln Kirstein and American Art

June 28, 2018 - December 10, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996) was an art insider with the imposing personality and ambitious projects to match his sizable six-foot, three-inch frame. Kirstein was involved in the early history of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and co-founded the New York City Ballet. Though he abandoned his own painting career, Kirstein directed considerable energy […]

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For Liberty: American Jewish Experience in WWI

June 29, 2018 - November 11, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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“The wrongs against which we now array ourselves are no common wrongs; they cut to the very roots of human life.” – President Woodrow Wilson addressing Congress With American Jewish battlefield and home front participation in World War I, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise spoke for many when he wrote in the New York Times that […]

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Art Exhibition: Tj Templeton’s “Alpha and Omega”

July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
The Bunker Center for the Arts 1014 19th St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Bunker Center Artist-in-Residence, Tj Templeton has been described as a lot of things: visual artist, activist, performer, writer, gallerist, and provocateur. For the past decade this Kansas City native held one title truest to his heart: homesick. As such, he has built a body of representational and abstract work that explores his love of Kansas […]

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Dinosaurs Revealed

July 3, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Union Station Kansas City, 30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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$12.50

Join us on this fascinating journey back to prehistoric time. A time when dinosaurs ruled and roamed the earth. A time when the world as we know it was being violently and radically transformed . . . forever! Travel back 252 million years as we reveal dinosaurs that inhabited what is now North America. You […]

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Amelia Studio Trunk Show featuring Amy Harding

July 6, 2018 - July 30, 2018
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

During the month of July, our featured artist is Amy Harding of Amelia Studio. Stop by and shop her new line of modern functional ceramics that include planters, mugs, jewelry and more. Artist Statement and Bio Amy Harding is a graphic designer and ceramicist from Kansas City. Amelia Studio is her line of modern functional ceramics. […]

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THE CARPENTERS – ON TOP OF THE WORLD

July 12, 2018 - August 26, 2019
Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 North Chestnut Street
Olathe, KS 66061 USA
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HOME ABOUT SHOWS DICKENS CAROLERS PHOTO ARCHIVE CONTACT US BOX OFFICE Directed by  Brad Zimmerman Top of the World honors the timeless and legendary music of Karen and Richard Carpenter.  The Carpenters’ music has touched lives around the world, enchanting an entire generation with beautiful, mellow songs. Join our nostalgic voyage as we perform hit […]

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Kansas City Dance Festival 2018

July 14, 2018 - July 21, 2018
Free – $100

A WEEK OF EVENTS: July 14-21 July 14th: “Foreshadows”- BLACK BOX PERFORMANCE  (*VIP ticket) Quixotic Studio – 1616 Broadway 7:30 PM After Party to Follow July 16th – 19th: MASTER DANCE ClASSES TBA Class Fee: $30 July 18: DANCE FORUM/Open Rehearsal  (Free to the Public) Quixotic Studio – 1616 Broadway 5:30 – 7:00 PM Reception […]

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2018 KC Fringe Festival

July 19, 2018 - July 29, 2018

The 14th annual Fringe Festival KC-- where adventurous audiences meet adventurous artists. This 11-day explosion of unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts features performers and creators from all over- local, national and international. Fringe Festival KC is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Will you join us on the […]

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Ongoing

Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America Opens

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - January 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Union Station Kansas City, 30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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$15 – $17.95

Join us on this fascinating journey back to prehistoric time. A time when dinosaurs ruled and roamed the earth. A time when the world as we know it was being violently and radically transformed . . . forever! Travel back 252 million years as we reveal dinosaurs that inhabited what is now North America. You […]

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Instrumental: The Essig Collection

July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
McClure Archives and University Museum, 601 S Missouri St, Ste 1470
Warrensburg, MO 64093 United States
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Don Essig was a community band leader, a music teacher, and an early experimental musician. His collection of rare, odd, and ready-made instruments spans three centuries and multiple cultures. Essig's greatest skill was in brass, which took him from the Chicago World's Fair ferris wheel band to the founder of bands at University of Central […]

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10:00 am

Over There: Missouri and the Great War Exhibit

July 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 31, 2018

East Hills Mall, 3702 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 United States
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The Over There: Missouri and the Great War temporary exhibit will open at the East Hills Mall, 3702 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri, on July 3, 2018. This traveling exhibit explores the many facets of World War I history through the perspective of Missouri and Missourians. Learn about the contributions of Missouri women and African […]

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6:30 pm

A Look Back at Rockville: Great Moments in Kansas City Concerts

July 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA
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Local music critic Tim Finn, formerly with The Kansas City Star, discusses some of Kansas City’s best and most significant music moments (including some of Finn's personal favorites). From national touring acts to homegrown musicians, Finn highlights concerts, shows, and encounters from our city's music scene. From Patsy Cline's final performance and the Beatles' one and only […]

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7:30 pm

Disney’s Newsies

July 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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July 7-29
The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 West 115th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211 United States
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Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Fierstein For the very first time, The Coterie and the White Theatre at The J join forces to create Kansas City’s first locally-produced production of the Broadway smash hit. They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines.  Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike […]

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8:00 pm

West Side Story

July 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2018

Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66224 USA
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West Side Story: Set in 1957 New York City, West Side Story is a musical retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Young lovers are trapped between prejudice and warring street gangs in the book by Arthur Laurents. Leonard Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics created one of the most memorable pieces of theater in the […]

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