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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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$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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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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UVC GALLERY PRESENTS gaia: a tribute

March 2 - May 31
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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Free

Beth Weintraub at MLB Designs & Boutique

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

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 - April 29
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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Free

Connecting the Dots: The Science of CSI

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

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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Free

Valerie Bashaw Art Exhibit

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

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

April 4 - May 21
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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Free

Kansas City Art Institute 2017 BFA Exhibition

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

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 - April 22
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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Free

Myles Dunigan: Everything Always-Already Ends

April 21 - June 3
Kiosk Gallery, 916 E 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

On 3rd Friday in April, Kiosk Gallery presents "Everything Always-Already Ends", an M.F.A. thesis exhibition by Myles Dunigan. From the artist's statement: "In a world where our reality is increasingly dictated by technological mediation, our experience of the land around us is more dependent than ever before on images. Rather than bringing us closer to

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$12 - $18

“She Loves Me” At The Barn Players

April 21 - May 7
The Barn Players Community Theatre, 6219 Martway
Mission, KS 66202 USA

What happens when young feuding co-workers in 1930s Budapest discover their anonymous romantic pen-pals happen to be one another? Expect melodic fireworks when The Barn Players present the romantic musical comedy “She Loves Me.” From the creators of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier award winning “She Loves Me” has a

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$25

Symphony Designer’s Showhouse

April 22 - May 14
Downtown Abby (Hyde Park), 816 Gleed Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States

The Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) has selected the home of Casey and Abby Ventrillo, a historic residence in the central part of Hyde Park, as its 48th Annual Symphony Designers’ Showhouse.   Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, the house overlooks the eastern end of Hyde Park, just east of Gillham Road. The

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$10 - $15

Saturday Youth Art Classes

April 22
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Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

The museum offers a popular series of studio classes for children on Saturdays. The Early Explorations program welcomes children ages 5 to 7, while Contemporary Creations classes provide more advanced lessons for children ages 8 to 11. Get more information, see class schedules and register online.

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8:00 am

THE LOTTERY

April 22 @ 8:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 21, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00am 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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10:00 am
Free

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

April 22 @ 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

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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12:00 pm

Anti-mimesis Life imitating art and other print perspectives

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 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, 1708 Campbell St
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

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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2:00 pm

Music at the Museum: I Dig Jazz

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Explore the rich history of Jazz in Kansas City at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Vocalist Lisa Henry is coming to the Museum for a unique Kansas City Jazz performance that will take her audience on a memorable musical journey with her warm vocals and classic jazz interpretations.

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5:00 pm

The Great Flood: guitarist Bill Frisell with ensemble, and a film by Bill Morrison

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The disastrous Mississippi River Flood of 1927 serves as the inspiration for this multimedia collaboration between legendary guitarist Bill Frisell and filmmaker Bill Morrison. In stirring music and moving images, The Great Flood traces the evolution of American music from rural acoustic blues to urban electric blues bands, and to the roots of rock.

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6:30 pm
$ 10

Murder in Bloom by Thomas Hischak

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yates Gill College Union, William Jewell College, 500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068 United States

A Dinner Theatre fundraiser for AIDSWalk KC. What could be more harmless than a ladies’ garden club in a small town? That’s what they thought in sleepy, uneventful St. Basil-on-Green, until one day the richest lady in town is mysteriously murdered during a club meeting! Who among these harmless ladies would be capable of murder?

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7:30 pm

The Pirates of Penzance

April 22 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 29, 2017

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

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

Gilbert and Sullivan’s cheeky and charming operetta abounds with pirates, maidens and a Major General with the true gift of gab. Featuring hyperkinetic lyrics, madly colorful sets and a bevy of bungling bobbies, this production promises to be an evening of pure fun. Young Frederic, instantly smitten by the lovely Mabel but beholden to a

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$25 - $28

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

April 22 @ 7:30 pm
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Mar 23 - May 7, 2017
Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 North Chestnut Street
Olathe, KS 66061 USA

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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$35

BAS Sings!

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Three instrumentalists, four vocalists … expect an evening of magic when Bach Aria Soloists collaborates with the Kansas City Chorale Quartet for BAS Sings! The internationally acclaimed Kansas City Chorale Quartet includes the voices of BAS’ Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Lindsey Lang, Frank Fleschner and Sam Anderson, all of whom have performed on the Kansas City

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8:00 pm

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 7, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 7, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA), 500 E. Loula
Olathe, KS 66061

By Christopher Durang Directed by Nino Casisi Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.

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I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

April 22 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 14, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 14, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm 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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I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard

April 22 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until May 14, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 14, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm 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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$21 - $35

‘IT GETS BETTER’

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carlsen Center – Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

"It gets better" provides a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying, and is intended to support young members of the LGBT community. In this newest production of it gets better, stories were collected from communities across the nation, and 12 were dramatized for the stage. All performers speak the words of the

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$45

Jack Dejohnette Trio

April 22 @ 8:00 pm
American Jazz Museum – Gem Theater, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month with NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY® winner Jack DeJohnette, one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. In a career that spans five decades, DeJohnette has collaborated with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious

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$20

Dry Land

April 22 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until April 23, 2017

Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

Swimming in school, drowning in life Set in a girl’s locker room of a Florida high school, DRY LAND wrestles with the complexities of friendship and the fears of the future that grip young women arriving at the threshold of adulthood. From Director Heidi Van: DRY LAND is the result of conversations we are refusing

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9:30 pm
$5

The Grey Experience: Casual Deities and Friends

April 22 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am
Uptown ArtsBar, 3611 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111 USA

Ayeeeee, New show comin up on the 22nd, show starts at 9:30 and ends at 1am, performance by: Casual Deities, LVBYRINTH, and Dspang and Battle $5 at the door! 21+ All Ages with a Parent Hip Hop, Dubstep Live Art by Zard Art Ceramic Pendants by Taramata Creations

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