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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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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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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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Water Music

June 1, 2018 - November 18, 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Flaw(less): Kemper Teen Arts Council Curated Exhibition

August 17, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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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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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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Welcome to the Neighborhood – Kansas City Artists on the Midwestern Experience

August 24, 2018 - September 22, 2018
la Esquina, 1000 West 25th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

What defines the experience of a person living in the geographic middle of the United States? There are expectations of what that existence looks like, feels like. A picture painted with the residue of a black and white intro to the first ever movie in technicolor, a smear of bbq sauce on a paper bib, […]

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Open Spaces 2018

August 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Arts Experience is a nine-week, citywide celebration of contemporary visual and performing art will happen on a scale previously unseen in Kansas City, and with a multi-discipline focus unseen in the country. In addition to highlighting Kansas City’s rich history and cultural heritage, creativity, innovation and wide array of […]

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Open Spaces – KANSAS CITY ARTS EXPERIENCE

August 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Imagine Kansas City’s own contemporary visual and performing artists joining their national and international counterparts in transforming our city into an ever-evolving arts experience. For nine weeks, in spaces both familiar and new, in parks and urban spaces, in galleries, performance halls and outdoor stages — Open Spaces will transform Kansas City into a living […]

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THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble

September 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
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UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play A Chemical Romance Connie and Tristan are magnetically drawn to each other. Racing hearts, sleepless nights - they’ve fallen head over heels. But is their infatuation love or just a symptom of the new antidepressant they’re taking in a clinical trial? As two supervising doctors try to […]

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Terry Dixon “Kinetic Abstraction 2.0”

September 6, 2018 - September 27, 2018
Cerbera Gallery, 2011 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Kinetic Abstraction 2.0 is based on a continuation of work by artist Terry Dixon and his experimentation of lines, patterns, textures, color and animated paintings. Dixon started this body of work, while living in Guangzhou China for three months in the summer of 2017 for his extensive artist residency at Redtory. In this body of […]

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REALITY : A JURIED EXHIBITION

September 7, 2018 - October 27, 2018
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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P&M Artworks seeks entries within the greater metropolitan Kansas City, Lawrence, KS, Columbia, MO and Manhattan, KS areas for its sixth annual juried exhibition. Works in a range of visual art media are welcome, including painting, works on paper, photography, sculpture, glass, jewelry/metal work, furniture, textiles and digital/video responding to the theme, REALITY. A variety […]

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LAST DAYS OF SUMMER

September 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Kansas City Repertory Theatre-Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110 USA
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Based on the contemporary American classic novel by Steve Kluger, LAST DAYS OF SUMMER is the story of Joey Margolis, an imaginative and tenacious boy being raised by his mother and aunt in early 1940s Brooklyn. He and his best friend Craig Nakamura write letters to their hero, Charlie Banks, the all-star third basemen for […]

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IN/SIGHT

September 7, 2018 - October 20, 2018
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108

Artists are the cultural equivalent of the proverbial canary in the coalmine. As sentinel species, artists are out front, alert, and hypersensitive to the world around them. They re-contextualize almost everything, and in so doing reveal surprising ways of thinking about art, our world, and the status quo. Artists speak in the language of art […]

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Greenlease Gallery: “I found a weed”

September 7, 2018 - October 6, 2018
Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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The Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University will open its 2018-19 exhibition season with “I found a weed,” curated by Kansas City-based artist and curator Jeff Eaton, from Sept. 7 through Oct. 6. Opening with a curator talk from Eaton at 6:30 p.m. and reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at the […]

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Cultural Legacy: What’s Going On

September 7, 2018 - December 1, 2018
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Opening | Friday, September 7, 6-9 pm “Only an artist can tell … what it is like for anyone who gets to this planet to survive it”―James Baldwin August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987 Artists Tyrone Aiken, Caleb Bowman,Charles Bibbs, Jim Leedy, Nedra Bonds, Jefferson Blair, Larry“Poncho” Brown, Michael Brantley, JT Daniels Najee Dorsey, […]

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Dynamic Inspiration – Artwork by Fernando Medina

September 7, 2018 - September 28, 2018
Jones Gallery, 1717 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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First Fridays: September 7, 10am - 9pm

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Sean Semones, Recent Work

September 7, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Telephonebooth Gallery, 3319 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Early Friday Preview Sept. 7th, 4pm - 7pm Opening Saturday Sept. 8th, 12-5pm Open Saturdays 12-5pm Showing thru Oct. Gallery Statement “I have to give you credit, you are not very self aware, but if someone holds a mirror to your face, you are not afraid to look” Aaron Korsh If Star Trek was some […]

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Inside/out: mixed media works by Jason Pollen

September 7, 2018 - October 26, 2018
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States
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INSIDE/OUT is comprised of Portals, Outliers, Descendants, Oracles, and Nomads. These series of works were inspired by a fascination with how surfaces can both conceal and reveal. Our skin acts as an envelope, hiding its precious contents; the earth we live on hides the fathomless depths of its molten core. Artist Jason Pollen strives to […]

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Interrupted Flow: Shane Lutzk

September 7, 2018 - November 7, 2018
Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty St.
Kansas City, MO 64102 United States
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Shane Lutzk’s exhibition Interrupted Flow features a compilation of ceramic pieces. While Lutzk’s focus to date has centered around large wheel thrown vessels inspired by historical and contemporary architecture, the work for this exhibition features a number of unique sculptures that reflect his personal life experiences, including a diagnosis of Juvenile Diabetes at age nine. Shane […]

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Bri Murphy: Land of the Free

September 8, 2018 - September 30, 2018
The Bunker Center for the Arts, 1014 19th St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Topical and relevant, the Bunker is getting political this month. Bri Murphy's Interdisciplinary examination of American identity through political and social lenses runs September 7th - 30th. This exhibition features a hybrid of the most ancient form of making with the most modern tools. Our current political and social climate begs us to ask serious […]

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A Moon for the Misbegotten

September 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
H & R Block-City Stage, 30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
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$28 – $47

Kansas City Actors Theatre returns to the Tyrone family from their 2013 production “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” with Eugene O’Neill’s final play, “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” KCAT artist Brian Paulette re-inhabits the role of Jamie Tyrone as he visits a recently-inherited tenement farm. There he connects with the salty Irish farmer Phil Hogan […]

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My Fair Lady

September 13, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Times Vary

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The Odd Couple

September 13, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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By Neil Simon "Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly and continuously funny." – The New York Daily News "There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious." - The New York Times This classic comedy opens as the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no […]

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Ongoing

Dreams of Flight

August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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As part of the Open Spaces Kansas City Art Experience, T/m will exhibit works from artist Randy Regier’s Dreams of Flight series. Dreams of Flight spans three venues, with each location tailored to a key element of the work. The T/m installation explores childhood and play in the Cold War era through the lens of […]

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P&M Artworks Presents REALITY, A Juried Exhibition

September 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The selected artists from the P&M Artworks Juried Exhibition will present their works inspired by the theme, REALITY at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center from September 7-October 27, 2018.

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7:30 pm

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Missouri Theater, 717 Edmond St
St. Joseph, MO 64501 USA
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$15 – $55

Timeless music, storytelling and a little soft shoe, Danza is accompanied by his talented four piece band. He performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook.

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Bang on a Can All Stars with KC Chorale – Anthracite Fields

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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$20

Thirty years ago, New York composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe launched Bang on a Can as a way to bring musicians and audiences together from across genres and create a vibrant international community to support innovation through music. Bang on a Can have since performed in concert halls and museums all over the world, […]

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