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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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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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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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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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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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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 USA
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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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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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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Chillida: Rhythm-Time-Silence

May 5, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Theis Park Admission is free. This exhibition will present seven large-scale sculptures by internationally esteemed Spanish sculptor, Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). For the first time, Kansas City visitors will see work by this innovative, sometimes witty, but always powerful artist. In another first, this exhibition will activate Theis Park just […]

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Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today

June 8, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today introduces the work of more than twenty exceptional artists in conversation with one another for the first time. With works in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing, the exhibition showcases a diverse range of unique visual vocabularies within non-representational expression. By highlighting these artists’ individual approaches to form, […]

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THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGINATION OF DONNA MOORE

June 10, 2017 - June 3, 2018
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

You may not know who Donna Moore is, but if you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, there is a good chance you played with one of her soft toys. Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all […]

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Women to Watch | METALS

June 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From the ornamental to the functional, this year’s exhibition explores metal as a medium. Juried and curated by Kemper Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Brien. Women to Watch | METALS features the following artists: Cheryl Eve […]

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Mummies of the World

June 20, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Union Station Kansas City, 30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from across the globe, including Ancient Egypt. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multi-media exhibits, Mummies of the World reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window […]

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SHERRY LEEDY: THE WEIGHT OF LIGHT

June 22, 2017 - August 27, 2017
Daum Museum, 3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301 United States

Sherry Leedy’s pastel drawings of domestic still lifes highlight her skilled handling of form, pattern, color, light, rhythm, and line. Loaded with personal meaning, the drawings also tell a visual story about the beauty and depth of life that abounds in the world around her.

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Larry Thomas • HEAP

June 22, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

The exhibition, "HEAP", will be an immersive installation comprised of hundreds of small mixed-media collages by Larry Thomas. Thomas has explored the concepts of perception, deception, secrets, code and camouflage, both visually and conceptually, for over 20 years. For the Nerman Museum’s Kansas Focus Gallery, he has constructed intimate collages employing traditional means like painting, […]

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A Dazzling Decade

June 22, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States

A Dazzling Decade showcases a variety of works acquired over the past 10 years, along with numerous new, or previously not exhibited, acquisitions. The exhibition is expansive in its breadth of artistic expression - ranging from Dale Chihuly’s Persian Wall Installation, to Tom Haukaas’s Lakota Creation Narrative Shirt. Many of these works were generously funded by the H. […]

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Dignity vs. Despair Opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

June 23, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

A new exhibition featuring works by some of the most well-known American photographers of the 1930s will be on display at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Dignity vs. Despair: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era Photographers, 1933-1941 opens June 23 and includes iconic images by five photographers: Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott, […]

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Plops, Kinks, and Spills

July 7, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Brett Reif's sculptures in Plops, Kinks, and Spills draw on themes of the Arte Povera Movement, in which artists find beauty in the ordinary, and combines them with playful contradictions. "What if you discover that the way you've been living has serious consequences that are unsustainable? What if you have to decide on a course […]

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Narratives of the Soul

July 8, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Narratives of the Soul presents significant African American story quilts drawn from the Spencer Museum’s collection as well from the Kansas City and Lawrence region. The show complements the nationally touring exhibition of narrative quilts And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations. The objects in this exhibition deal with complex themes of racism, […]

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Ivan Fortushniak: Aftermath: A Play on History

July 28, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, MO 66044 USA

Ivan Fortushniak is a nationally known artist who works as an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas and an Artist in Residence at the Des Moines Art Center. He has artworks in public and private collections including the Spencer Art […]

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Special Topics In Art Student Exhibit

August 4, 2017 - September 27, 2017
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA
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Park University Special Topics in Art and Design Exhibit

August 4, 2017 - September 29, 2017
Free

The Campanella Gallery at Park University will open its 2017-18 exhibition season with a group exhibit featuring the artwork of Park art and graphic design students and alumni. The exhibit, highlighting students in the University’s Special Topics in Art or Design class (AR 315), runs Friday, Aug. 3, through Friday, Sept. 29. An artist reception […]

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Ongoing

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition

June 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73102 United States
$10 - $12

OKCMOA is proud to present Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic on view summer 2017. June 16 - September 10 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents an overview of the artist Kehinde Wiley’s career including around sixty of his oil paintings, stained glass, and sculpture.  The exhibition highlights the range of Wiley’s production, starting with examples of early paintings executed around […]

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