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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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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
Free

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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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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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 - September 2
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 - October 29
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 - September 1
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 - October 15
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 - August 20
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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Time Wired

May 4 - July 24
MLB Designs & Boutique, 2020 Baltimore Ave, Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Time McClendon, a resident of Sherman Oaks, California is a sculptor and jewelry designer.  McClendon has perfected his passion for bold shapes and movement in his Time McClendon Collection.  The consummate visionary, Time has created this masterful collection by wrapping and weaving a polished tarnish resistant silver wire; topped with Swarovski Elements.  Time uses wire

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Chillida: Rhythm-Time-Silence

May 5 - December 3
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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Jeff Foster, photos and digital art

June 2 - July 28
Main Street Gallery, 1610 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
Free

Opening reception First Friday, June 2nd, 5-8 pm.

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EVERY STREET IS CHARLOTTE STREET PRESENTS WORK BY MAX KEY AND SONIÉ JOI THOMPSON-RUFFIN

June 2 - August 4
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO United States

In association with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street program, the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present two exhibits opening June 2 and running through August 4. Max Key is a 2005 Charlotte Street Award Fellow and alumni (’96 painting) of the Kansas City Art Institute. The exhibition

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ART OF WAR: GIFTS OF PEACE

June 2 - July 28
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) may be one of Kansas City’s best kept secrets. Established in 1881 and located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, it is an elite graduate school for Army and international military officers. As part of The Art of War Initiative, this exhibit highlights the College’s impressive history and art

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Rachal Berry Art Exhibit — “Cringe”

June 8 - July 28
Campanella Gallery-Park University, 8700 Northwest River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152 USA
Free

Rachal Berry, a senior fine art and graphic design student at Park University, will present an exhibit of her art as part of an Honors Academy thesis project, Thursday, June 8, through Friday, July 28, in the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus. A reception for Berry will be held Friday, June 9, from

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Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today

June 8 - September 17
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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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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Dignity vs. Despair Opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

June 23 - November 26
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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Mike Sinclair: Main Street

June 26 - July 3
Kansas City Public Library-Central Library, 14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

The Library continues a yearlong series of exhibits commemorating the 20th anniversary of the arts-nurturing Charlotte Street Foundation, spotlighting the works of acclaimed Kansas City photographer Mike Sinclair. He trains his lens on KC, from sidewalk views of downtown to Armour Boulevard and Main Street.

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Ongoing

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition

June 16 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 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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