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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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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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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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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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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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Tangled Roots Multicultural Exhibition

August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton Street
Overland Park, KS 66204 United States
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Join us for the opening of our Tangled Roots multicultural art exhibition and festival, featuring work and performances by artists from many different cultures. Enjoy art, refreshments, and live music as Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra perform original musical compositions on instruments indigenous to South America, all made by Amado himself. This event is open […]

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