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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 - September 2, 2018
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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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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Over There: Missouri & the Great War

July 2, 2018 - September 2, 2018
East Hills Mall, 3702 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506 United States
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Over There: Missouri & the Great War is a statewide collaborative digitization project to document Missouri’s role in World War I. The project is a digital collection of historical documents, photographs, artifacts, oral histories and other primary source material from museums, archives, libraries, and private collections from across Missouri.

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Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America

July 3, 2018 - January 2, 2019
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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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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Instrumental: The Essig Collection

July 13, 2018 - August 24, 2018
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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Michael Rees – Pneumatopia

August 2, 2018 - October 24, 2018
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Reception August 29

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Jeff Robinson: BUTTONED DOWN and HARDBOUND

August 2, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Blue Gallery proudly presents Jeff Robinson BUTTONED DOWN and HARDBOUND, a series of new paintings. I’ve been called a lot of things in my life but for this purpose I’m a representational painter. I paint odes on objects, portraits of things. I strive for verisimilitude not exactitude. My interest is re-interpreting an object and not replicating […]

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Kathy Butterly

August 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

For its participation in Open Spaces: A Kansas City Arts Experience, Kemper Museum presents a combination of new and older works by New York-based artist Kathy Butterly. Since the early 1990s, Butterly (b. 1963) has created distinctly evocative sculptures that contribute to and expand upon the tradition of studio ceramics. Contorting and misshaping these structures […]

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and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt

August 4, 2018 - August 24, 2018
studios.gallery, 1708 Campbell St
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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studios.gallery is pleased to present and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt, a collaborative exhibition featuring current resident artist Benjamin Rosenthal. Exhibit on view from 08.04.18 to 08.24.18 with an opening reception Saturday, 08.04.18 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt brings together for the first time a body of work comprised […]

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Blithe Spirit

August 8, 2018 - August 26, 2018
H & R Block-City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
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$28 – $47

When successful novelist Charles Condomine hires a psychic as research for his new book, he ends up encountering the unexpected – the ghost of his first wife! Now he must balance his new (and very much alive!) wife with an increasingly incensed ghost in this witty comedy of manners from Noel Coward. Widely considered a […]

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In the Studio with Wilbur Niewald

August 8, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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From early abstractions, to his later dedication to painting only from direct observation, In the Studio surveys Wilbur Niewald’s nearly 70-year painting career. The exhibition encompasses paintings from the 1950s to the present, with works from the museum’s collection, as well as private and the artist’s personal collections. A native Kansas Citian and professor emeritus at the […]

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Cats

August 9, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Times Vary

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THE PRODUCERS

August 9, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
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The cast is led by Ryan Hruza and Eric Morris in the roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, respectively. Additionally, Brooke Lacy joins the production in the iconic role of Ulla. The fourteen person ensemble includes Taylor Avazpour, Martin Buchanan, Al Burnes, Aime Lederman, Rebecca Munoz, Tim Noland, Mike Ott, Erica Punch, Stefanie Stevens, Andrea […]

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DADDY LONG LEGS

August 17, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central Penn Valley Park
Kansas City, MO 64141 United States
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Spinning Tree Theatre proudly opens the 2018-19 season August 17 – September 2 with the Kansas City premiere of Daddy Long Legs, the 2015 Off-Broadway musical based on Jean Webster’s 1912 novella. With book by John Caird (original director, Les Misérables) and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon (composer, Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs won […]

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KCAI Alumni Biennial Exhibition 2018

August 19, 2018 - September 30, 2018
The Epsten Gallery in Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66209 United States
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Public Opening at the Epsten Gallery Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 – 8 p.m. *Sponsored by the Maryon and Joe Jacobs Memorial Art Fund The Epsten Gallery, in partnership with The Office of Alumni Relations and Development at The Kansas City Art Institute, is pleased to present the second edition of this biennial exhibition program in […]

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Women’s Equality Week 2018

August 19, 2018 - August 26, 2018
American Jazz Museum – The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Free

Women’s Equality Week is an expansion of Women’s Equality Day, August 26th, the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote. During the week an ad hoc coalition of organizations, agencies, and media offer programs on the issues that prevent women from achieving full equality. Each organization, based […]

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Ongoing

Water Music

June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

This exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection of Kemper Museum is inspired by the poem “Water Music” by American poet and feminist literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert. Both poem and paintings engage perception, particularly how we may see ourselves reflected in the world around us, and how water can be a metaphor for the […]

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Flaw(less): Kemper Teen Arts Council Curated Exhibition

August 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

Flaw(less) explores themes of identity, stereotypes, and perception across cultures in works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection. These works, dating from 1920 to 2013, present an opportunity to consider our shared experiences in the ways we present ourselves, how we are perceived, and what we may consider to be flaws in our appearance as we […]

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7:30 pm

A Night in Havana

August 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
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$20 – $25

A night of traditional Cuban music from Havana directed by Ensemble Iberica’s Michael McClintock. Michael McClintock - Cuban Tres Beau Bledsoe - guitar Fedra Cooper Barrera - Vocals Bruno Bessa - Vocals Mark Strozier - Flute John Currey - Percussion Robert Beasley - Percussion Forest Stewart - Bass

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