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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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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
Free

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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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
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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SPECTRUM: AUTISM, ART, AND MUSIC

January 14, 2017 - April 30, 2017
American Jazz Museum, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
$5

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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OVER THE RAINBOW: TOYS FROM THE LAND OF OZ

January 14, 2017 - August 20, 2017
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale. Since then, the story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has enticed generations. Explore the original literary story and its many retellings, including the 1939 Technicolor film, Return to Oz, and The Wiz, through playthings, first edition books, and original costumes at […]

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RASHID JOHNSON: HAIL WE NOW SING JOY

February 9, 2017 - May 21, 2017
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 World’s Largest Dinosaurs

February 11, 2017 - September 4, 2017
Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223 United States

The huge dinosaurs called sauropods astound us. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! But more astounding is this: these strange giants rank among Earth’s great success stories, roaming the planet for 140 million years. Today, scientists from many fields have joined in an effort to figure out how they did it. […]

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Posters as Munitions, 1917

February 21, 2017 - February 18, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

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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UVC GALLERY PRESENTS gaia: a tribute

March 2, 2017 - May 31, 2017
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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Beth Weintraub at MLB Designs & Boutique

March 3, 2017 - April 29, 2017
MLB Designs & Boutique, 2020 Baltimore Ave, Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

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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Habitual Observations | New Work from Madeline Gallucci and Brenda Zappitell

March 3, 2017 - April 29, 2017
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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Jasper Johns: Prints

March 3, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64108

Jasper Johns: Prints will begin a six-month run at the Belger Arts Center. Dozens of prints, covering 40 years of the artist's output will be on display. All the prints are in the Belger Collection, which was started when Dick Belger bought “Fragment: According to What (Coat Hanger and Spoon)” in 1971. Eventually Belger added Johns' […]

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In the Palm of Your Hand, My Words and My Thoughts

March 3, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The Post-Impressionist group the Nabis ended their correspondence between members signing, “E.T.P.M.V. et M.P.,” standing for a French phrase “En ta paume, mon verbe et ma pensée” (“In the palm of your hand, my words and my thoughts”), emphasizing their interest in the symbolic resonance of their work. In this exhibition, this title phrase denotes […]

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Rivals: John Smart and Richard Cosway

March 11, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

As young artists, John Smart and Richard Cosway studied in London at the Royal Society of Arts drawing academy in the 1750s. The academy held an annual competition, which Cosway won in 1755. Smart went on to win the following three years, and a rivalry was born. Smart and Cosway became the most successful miniature […]

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Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI

March 16, 2017 - September 1, 2017
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, 5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
Free

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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Valerie Bashaw Art Exhibit

March 20, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA
Free

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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Vive l’Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally

March 21, 2017 - October 15, 2017
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

When the Great War started in the summer of 1914, a school teacher in the Montmartre district of Paris asked his students, boys ages 8-13, to write essays and express in drawings how the war would affect their daily lives. The children produced hundreds of drawings and essays reflecting on the changing nature of the […]

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Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918

March 31, 2017 - August 20, 2017
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

World War I was the first “modern” war. Industry enabled weapons and explosives to be manufactured in vast quantities that brought death and destruction on a scale never previously experienced by mankind and which affected all combatants. On Sept. 18, 1918, American Sergeant Charles S. Stevenson wrote: “This is the seventh day of the St. […]

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Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!”

April 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Coterie Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 144
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma April 4 - May 21, 2017 - TIMES VARY When “bestus” friends Elephant and Piggie get together, anything is possible! They might get invited to a fancy costume party, learn a crazy new dance, or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in […]

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Wounded Nature: Group Exhibition

April 7, 2017 - April 21, 2017
Vulpes Bastille, 1737 Locust St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Wounded Nature - an exhibition featuring new works by Kelly Gazlay, Thomas Luna, Andrew Lyles, Sean Prudden, Crista Siglin, and Lauren Sobchak On view from 4.7.2017 - 4.21.2017 Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling was a German idealist who provocatively stated that "Creation begins with dissonance, without contradiction, there would be no life, no progress, just slumber." […]

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Kansas City Art Institute 2017 BFA Exhibition

April 7, 2017 - May 5, 2017
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

The 2017 Annual BFA Exhibition, featuring new work from 89 Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) graduating seniors, is April 8 through May 6 at H&R Block Artspace. On May 6, KCAI will award 130 bachelor of fine arts degrees in 13 major fields of study: animation, art history, ceramics, creative writing, fiber, filmmaking, graphic design, […]

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Crossing Paths – Works by Magdalena & Michael Frimkess and Peter Voulkos

April 7, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Cerbera Gallery, 2011 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

April 7 – April 22, 2017 opening reception April 7, 5-9pm collectors reception April 7, 3-5pm RSVP 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery and The Nevica Project. Opening on April 7th at 2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO, the new exhibition “Crossing Paths” will feature works by artist legends […]

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the vortex trinity

April 7, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Todd Weiner Gallery, Bauer Building 115 West 18th Suite 101
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Revolutions! 1917

April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th Street
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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10:00 am

Hallmark Visitors Center Unveils Newest Exhibit: “The Art of the Poster”

April 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 17, 2017

Hallmark Visitors Center, 2501 McGee
Kansas City, 64141
Free

Hallmark Visitors Center’s newest exhibit, “The Art of the Poster,” chronicles 125 years of poster design, a modern art form made possible by the advancement of color lithography techniques in the 19th century. Featuring works from the Hallmark Art Collection, including renowned artists Toulouse-Lautrec to Shepard Faireythe pieces can be viewed by the public for free […]

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Anti-mimesis Life imitating art and other print perspectives

April 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 22, 2017

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 22, 2017

studios.gallery is pleased to present Anti-mimesis Life imitating art and other print perspectives. An exhibition featuring current and former resident artists Miki Baird, Patty Carroll, Jill Downen, Andrea Flamini, Elijah Gowin, Colby K Smith and Jamie Warren. Exhibit on view from 04.07.17 to 05.22.17 with an opening reception Friday, 04.07.17 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. […]

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6:00 pm

Third Thursday

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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7:30 pm

I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 14, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 14, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until May 14, 2017

Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Ella is an up-and-coming actress who wants nothing more than to make her famous playwright father proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, things begin to unravel when they read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut. This probing and darkly funny play sheds new light on the fight to overcome a parent’s legacy, […]

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OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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Mar 23 - May 7, 2017
Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 North Chestnut Street
Olathe, KS 66061 USA
$25 - $28

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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