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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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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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Rivals: John Smart and Richard Cosway

March 11, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

As young artists, John Smart and Richard Cosway studied in London at the Royal Society of Arts drawing academy in the 1750s. The academy held an annual competition, which Cosway won in 1755. Smart went on to win the following three years, and a rivalry was born. Smart and Cosway became the most successful miniature […]

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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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Face America

May 24, 2017 - November 29, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

American artists have created a range of portraits as diverse as America itself. A prominent genre since before the country’s founding, portraits serve public and private functions. Portraits can be personal, capturing the relationship between artist and sitter, but they can also be public, shaping the sitter’s outward-facing identity. Face America features 29 portraits from […]

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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 Beauty of Our Beasts

June 9, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art and the St. Joseph Friends of the Shelter are excited to partner on this exhibition that focuses on a topic that everyone can relate to, animals. The “Beauty of Our Beasts” will be a juried exhibition celebrating our furry, scaled, and feathered friends.  The exhibition celebrates the long tradition of […]

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The Restless Regionalist: The Art of Joe Jones

June 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

Around sixty works by Joseph John Jones (1909-1963) from the Moffett Collection will tell the story of a radical artist who beat the odds of a rough childhood in St. Louis to be counted as a nationally-important American artist. Jones is known for politically-charged pieces addressing social injustices such as Klu Klux Klan lynchings and workers’ strikes, […]

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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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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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Legacy Plays On: 20 years of the American Jazz Museum

June 24, 2017 - December 31, 2017
American Jazz Museum, 1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Legacy Plays On! reincarnates the American Jazz Museum's inaugural theme in commemoration of 20 years serving the local and national communities through research, exhibition, education, and performance. Explore the history of the American Jazz Museum in this celebratory exhibition! Origins of the museum — why it was created and the needs it would meet, […]

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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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Pollock and Motherwell: Legends of Abstract Expressionism

July 8, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Jackson Pollock and Robert Motherwell are two of the most celebrated American painters from the mid-20th century. The exhibition emphasizes the radical innovation of American abstraction in mainstream art by featuring two monumental paintings, Mural and Elegy to the Spanish Republic, No. 126. It explores legends surrounding each work and artist by unpacking fact from […]

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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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Nature Morte/Still Life: 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings

August 2, 2017 - February 4, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

This exhibition features fourteen European prints and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Informed by 19th century global travel and scientific exploration, French and English artists produced meticulous botanical renderings. Twentieth-century artists captured the domesticity of objects in still lifes both realistic and abstract. Image:Marc Chagall, French, born Russia, 1887–1985. Basket of Fruit […]

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SANCTUARIES; A Print and Sound Installation by Kristine Barrett with Woven Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones

August 3, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Public Opening with a Live Performance August 3rd & 4th from 6-9pm “SANCTUARIES is a series of works that explore concepts of refuge: constructed and naturally occurring via the lands and spaces we inhabit and create for ourselves, rituals, and the resonate narratives that articulate our experience of being. Through sound, weavings, and print, sisters […]

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Northtowne Arts Coalition

August 3, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Paper Birch Landing Gallery, 3740 Broadway Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Music By: Ric Gordon  Spoken Word Poetry By: Halee Maj FEATURING Artists : Valerie Anderson, Barbara Akers, Sarah Akers, AJ Bailey, Alexis Bailey Sarah Berger, Valerie and Dave Phillips - Stained Glass Creations LLC Barbara Akers Sarah Akers Valerie Anderson Amy Fisher Nimesha Udani Marcy Smalley Sarah Berger Ashley Danner Kristine Fotland Lmt Abby Wolff Wanda Greene Tony […]

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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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“Hank Young: People + Places.”

August 4, 2017 - September 22, 2017
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

Hank Young is a Kansas City native whose photographic journey is in its fifth decade. For most of those years, Young’s photography served the corporate, advertising and editorial community, including 42 years in professional and college athletics. This exhibit will feature both his past work, and a new chapter of photography inspired by ordinary people […]

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“New Works”

August 5, 2017 - September 29, 2017
Main Street Gallery, 1610 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

"New Works " by local artist Maggie Dallmeyer Hopper will be on exhibit at Main Street Gallery August 5-September 29th.   Also on exhibit will be new paintings by local, self taught artist Smitha George. There will be an opening reception for the artists Saturday August 5th 5-8 pm.   Dahlmeyer Hopper's paintings are thoughtful […]

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Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion

August 11, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

On August 21, 2017, the sun, the moon, and the Earth will form a cosmic chorus line and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri, lies in the center of a path across North America that will be plunged into darkness.  And we plan to celebrate!  In honor of the first complete solar […]

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Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion

August 11, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

On August 21, 2017, the sun, the moon, and the Earth will form a cosmic chorus line and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri, lies in the center of a path across North America that will be plunged into darkness. And we plan to celebrate! In honor of the first complete solar […]

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100 Proof at H&R Block Artspace

August 12, 2017 - October 1, 2017
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

100 Proof at H&R Block Artspace, August 12 – September 30, presents a diverse selection of prints created by 23 artists working in collaboration with Landfall Press, one of the preeminent contemporary publishers of artist editions in the United States. Surveying nearly two decades of innovative artistic collaborations, the exhibition features a broad range of […]

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