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They Shall Not Pass | 1916

May 6, 2016 - March 12, 2017
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Mud and mayhem, death and destruction, staggering unnecessary losses. All aptly describe the two pivotal battles of 1916, the Somme and Verdun. An attack along a front of 18 miles from Maricourt, north of the River Somme, to Gommecourt by British and French forces was meant to break the Western Front stalemate. It did not.

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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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Wacht im Osten: German Encounters with the East in World War I

October 25, 2016 - March 12, 2017
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

When the German army advanced into the western territory of the Russian Empire (Poland, Lithuania, Belarus) in the spring and summer of 1915, the German soldier encountered a physical and cultural environment quite different from what he previously experienced. As historian Vejas Liulevicius describes, the German soldier formed a “mindscape” of the vast, sparsely populated,

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Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia

November 10, 2016 - March 12, 2017
Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Temporal Turn explores contemporary art practice that spans the cultural diversity of Asia and speculates on varied manifestations of time, history, and memory. While many artists in the exhibition approach temporal imagination by adapting scientific methods, others deploy a range of strategies grounded in deep-rooted cultural perspectives. The result is a rich mosaic of concepts

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Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath

November 19, 2016 - March 19, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The photographs of Dave Heath (1931-2016) evoke an intense, bittersweet vision of modern life. Abandoned by his parents at the age of four, he grew up in Philadelphia foster homes and an orphanage. This sense of physical and emotional homelessness shaped his artistic vision. Through the camera, Heath channeled his personal feelings into a deeper

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Janet Cardiff: Forty-Part Motet

November 19, 2016 - March 19, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Artist Janet Cardiff’s contemporary sound installation emits polyphonic choral music written in the mid-1500s by Thomas Tallis. Called “Achingly beautiful” by the New Yorker and “Transcendent” by the New York Times, Forty-Part Motet is an immersive experience not to be missed. The installation consists of 40 speakers arranged in a large oval turned inward. Sung

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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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$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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Free

Bill Eickhorst Photography Exhibit

February 3 - March 10
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA

A photography exhibit featuring the works of artist Bill Eickhorst, Ed.D., will be on display in Park University’s Campanella Gallery, Friday, Feb. 3, through Friday, March 10. An opening reception will be held for Eickhorst on Feb. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gallery. All of the photographic images in the exhibit were

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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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$10 - $30

Stick Fly by Lydia R Diamond

February 9 - February 26
The Arts Asylum, 1000 E 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brother Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and

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State of the World

February 10 - March 18
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

State of the World presents work by 14 artists whose projects invoke and explore the symbolic power of the flag as a means to understand and question the power structures they represent and, at times, create imaginative new proposals for alliances and allegiances.

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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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No Talking

February 21 - March 19
Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 144
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

Adapted by Laurie Brooks From the book by Andrew Clements Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers February 21 - March 19, 2017 - TIMES VARY It’s boys vs. girls when the noisiest, most talkative fifth graders in history create a contest to see who really can talk the least. When fifth grader Dave Packer

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$10 - $13

The Cat Came Back

February 22 - March 12
Mesner Puppet Theater, 1006 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States

Based on the folk song made popular by Fred Penner, this performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat,

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Gem of the Ocean

February 23 - March 11
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 3614 Main
Kansas City, MO 64111

By August Wilson “Wilson’s juiciest material. The play holds the stage and its characters hammer home, strongly, the notion of newfound freedom.” - Chicago Tribune

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Noises Off

February 23 - February 26
Goppert Theatre at Avila University, 1190 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145

This “play within a play” centers on an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors, putting together a silly comedy in which lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away, and embarrassing hijinks ensue. The three acts of Noises Off expose different phases of the disastrous show.  Act One shows us behind the scenes

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Ongoing

/spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - March 21 @ 4:00 pm
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studios.gallery, 1708 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

studios.gallery is pleased to present /spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form. An exhibition featuring current and former resident artists Matthew Dehaemers, Jill Downen, Marcie Miller Gross, Tanya Hartman, Beniah Leuschke, Dylan Mortimer, Brett Reif, Colby K Smith, May Tveit and Davin Watne. Exhibit on view from 02.03.17 to 03.21.17 with an opening reception Friday, 02.03.17

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/spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - March 21 @ 4:00 pm
studios.gallery, 1708 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

studios.gallery is pleased to present /spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form. An exhibition featuring current and former resident artists Matthew Dehaemers, Jill Downen, Marcie Miller Gross, Tanya Hartman, Beniah Leuschke, Dylan Mortimer, Brett Reif, Colby K Smith, May Tveit and Davin Watne. Exhibit on view from 02.03.17 to 03.21.17 with an opening reception Friday, 02.03.17

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/spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - March 28 @ 4:00 pm
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studios.gallery, 1708 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

studios.gallery is pleased to present /spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form. An exhibition featuring current and former resident artists Matthew Dehaemers, Jill Downen, Marcie Miller Gross, Tanya Hartman, Beniah Leuschke, Dylan Mortimer, Brett Reif, Colby K Smith, May Tveit and Davin Watne. Exhibit on view from 02.03.17 to 03.21.17 with an opening reception Friday, 02.03.17

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/spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - April 4 @ 4:00 pm
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studios.gallery, 1708 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

studios.gallery is pleased to present /spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form. An exhibition featuring current and former resident artists Matthew Dehaemers, Jill Downen, Marcie Miller Gross, Tanya Hartman, Beniah Leuschke, Dylan Mortimer, Brett Reif, Colby K Smith, May Tveit and Davin Watne. Exhibit on view from 02.03.17 to 03.21.17 with an opening reception Friday, 02.03.17

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/spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - April 11 @ 4:00 pm
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studios.gallery, 1708 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

studios.gallery is pleased to present /spek-trəm/ variance of sculpture and form. An exhibition featuring current and former resident artists Matthew Dehaemers, Jill Downen, Marcie Miller Gross, Tanya Hartman, Beniah Leuschke, Dylan Mortimer, Brett Reif, Colby K Smith, May Tveit and Davin Watne. Exhibit on view from 02.03.17 to 03.21.17 with an opening reception Friday, 02.03.17

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1:30 pm
Free

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

February 26 @ 1:30 pm
Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 USA

This annual series returns in January and February with psychological studies of films directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, whose visionary work swings seamlessly between dark drama and wry, sometimes screwball comedy. A discussion follows each screening. The Coens borrowed from Homer’s The Odyssey in weaving the Depression-era tale of three escapees from a Mississippi

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2:00 pm

THE LOTTERY

February 26 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 21, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 21, 2017

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108

Kansas City Ballet’s spring production is a showcase of Kansas City Premieres for both new and venerable choreographic masters. Jerome Robbins’ exuberant, jazz-infused Interplay, Val Caniparoli’s suspenseful The Lottery, based on Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery" about a small town’s shocking annual ritual, and George Balanchine’s epitome of classical balletTheme and Variations all combine to make

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$14 - $25

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica Quintet

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045 USA

Referencing the exotica of composers ranging from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to George Gershwin, Martin Denny and John Adams, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica performs global jazz and chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill, the group also features bass flute/woodwinds

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$25 - $28

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Jan 19 - Mar 5, 2017
Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 North Chestnut Street
Olathe, KS 66061 USA

Directed by Brad Zimmerman Smoke on the Mountain is a breath of fresh mountain air! It’s a drama, comedy, and a gloriously good gospel musical, performed by a smart, but slightly off-kilter clan - The Sanders Family Singers. Come on over for a great time! They’ll entertain you with more than 30 classic gospel tunes, contagious

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First Date

February 26 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 5, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until March 5, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until March 5, 2017

Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City, MO 64132 USA

When blind-date “newbie” Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy restaurant quickly turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner. As their First Date unfolds in real time, the couple soon finds they are not alone! In a delightful and unexpected twist, Aaron and Casey’s inner critics take on a life of their

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The Beard of Avon

February 26 @ 2:00 pm
H & R Block-City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

Kansas City Actors Theatre, in collaboration with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, is presenting a free staged reading of The Beard of Avon

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3:00 pm
Free

Simone Porter, violinist in recital [Free Discovery Concert]

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

This 19-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has been recognized as an artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to Porter as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.” The violinist was a sensation in her showcase for the Series’ Prelude

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$10 - $25

Billy Elliot: The Muscial

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, MO 66044 USA

February 24 & 25  |  7:30pm February 26  |  3pm March 3 & 4  |  7:30pm March 5  |  3pm Music by Elton John Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film Directed by Ric Averill Set in a British mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is

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7:00 pm
$20

ALATURKA

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Polsky Theatre, JCCC, 12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, Kansas 66210 United States

"Vibrant like crazy, but those times when the oud lays back, the rhythm section lets off the gas pedal, and sax just drifts in over the top ... seriously beautiful music." — Dave Sumner emusic Part of Winterlude, a series of concerts featuring local and international jazz and world music performers in the Polsky Theatre

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7:30 pm

In-Progress New Play Readings

February 26 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on January 15, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on February 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on April 9, 2017 at 7:30pm

Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

This is your opportunity to catch a glimpse of new plays that are being developed by local and national playwrights. It is a rare opportunity to be involved in the playwright's process and Unicorn Theatre is thrilled to offer you the opportunity. Many of the shows you will hear read are being considered for upcoming

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Church Basement Ladeis

February 26 @ 7:30 pm
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Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Dr
Lawrence, KS 66049 United States

Book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke; Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen With recipes, food and camaraderie, this funny, and heart warming musical invites you to join the ladies of the church kitchen as they stave off potential disasters, ensure ½ pound butter per guest, sing the Pale Food Polka and generally keep the pastor on

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