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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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Included with museum admission

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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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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Free

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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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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The Time Machine

August 11, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until August 12, 2018

Central Standard Theatre, 3614 Main Street Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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By Elton Townend Jones, featuring Stephen Cunningham   A Victorian time traveller transcends across the ages from 1900 to our own far future - from the fall of man to the end of the world - discovering the fate of our endeavours and uncovering our darkest fears. Can we change the future? Or has the […]

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8:00 am

Kansas City Will Be Kicking the Koch Habit and Expanding Democracy For All

August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2018 at 8:00am

UMKC Student Union Room 401, 5100 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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$10 – $90

KKFI-Kansas City Community Radio 90.1FM will host Kicking the Koch Habit and Expanding Democracy for All, a conference, on August 10 & 11, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. The conference features three notable thinkers on how American democracy is being undermined by the billionaire class. Nancy MacLean, author of the award-winning Democracy in Chains; The […]

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10:30 am

Little Adventures: Surprise Program

August 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Included with museum admission.

We’ve been planning a surprise for you all summer! Visit this special program for a never-before-seen craft focused on one of the museum’s miniatures. Little Adventures: With a different theme each week, discover something new in the collection with a guided tour, and then craft a toy or miniature in the hands-on workshop. Tours start […]

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6:00 pm

Kicking the Koch Habit and Expanding Democracy For All

August 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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$10 – $90

KKFI-Kansas City Community Radio 90.1FM will host Kicking the Koch Habit and Expanding Democracy for All, a conference, on August 10 & 11, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. The conference features three notable thinkers on how American democracy is being undermined by the billionaire class. Nancy MacLean, author of the award-winning Democracy in Chains; The […]

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Kansas City Will Be Kicking the Koch Habit and Expanding Democracy For All

August 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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$10 – $90

KKFI-Kansas City Community Radio 90.1FM will host Kicking the Koch Habit and Expanding Democracy for All, a conference, on August 10 & 11, 2018 in Kansas City, MO. The conference features three notable thinkers on how American democracy is being undermined by the billionaire class. Nancy MacLean, author of the award-winning Democracy in Chains; The […]

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7:00 pm

Burlesque Downtown Underground presents Heroes & Villains II

August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Opera House KC, 500 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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$20

Kansas City's own Burlesque Downtown Underground is storming the city once again with acts that are hotter than the summer heat! Join us back in the River Market, in a historic burlesque house, for this action-packed show of good and evil! You are beyond bound to be entertained by not only an all-star line-up of […]

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Meditation for Computers

August 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on August 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

Open House, 4419 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Free

Your phone is just as busy as you are, if not more. Always on and often multitasking, processing remote requests from all over the globe, your phone is exhausted and it's taking a toll on you. The Future Total Group wants to relieve this stress through the healing power of Circuito-spiritual Meditation, a powerful digital […]

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8:00 pm

The Kansas City Pancakes & Booze Art Show

August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Reserve, 2000 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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$10 – $13

Kansas City's Premiere Underground Art Show featuring: 75+ Emerging Local Artists Live Body Painting Live Art Live Music FREE Pancake Bar 21+ EVENT $10 Door (cash only) $13 Line Jumper (limited quantities) Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/965868846915139 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-kansas-city-pancakes-booze-art-show-tickets-44242773326 Wanna show some work? Submit here: www.pancakesandbooze.com/submit Check us out on IG @pancakesandbooze #pancakesandbooze  

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8:30 pm

Jazz Disciples

August 11, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
American Jazz Museum – The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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$10

Saxophonist Gerald Dunn has been featured in bands with Illinois Jacquet and Bobby Watson. He plays an inventive, contemporary sound and knows how to capture an audience’s attention. Pianist Everett Freeman has toured with Oleta Adams, performing with a deliciously intricate yet fluid grace. There are few Kansas City jazz musicians whom drummer Michael Warren hasn’t […]

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