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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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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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Calligraphy Exhibition Elegant Illustration of Written Word

October 21, 2017 - July 8, 2018
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

More than Words: The Art of Calligraphy across Asia unveils the most prestigious art form of Asia, where calligraphy is held in greater esteem than painting or sculpture. The exhibition opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Oct. 21, 2017 and runs through July 8, 2018. Ranging in date from circa 1200 […]

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Images of the Great War: America Crosses the Atlantic

November 9, 2017 - May 13, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The centenary of World War I provides an opportunity to revisit the tragedy of 1914-1919 and reflect on the human suffering in the second decade of the 20th century. The war left more than 9 million soldiers dead in its wake and millions more missing and wounded, including civilian casualties. The peace that President Woodrow […]

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MAGIC TAKES FORM In African Art

January 5, 2018 - April 30, 2018
MLB Designs & Boutique, 2020 Baltimore Ave, Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Featuring: Several dozen African masks, sculptures, objects and textiles will be presented for sale in an exhibition curated by Douglas Drake with loans and consignments from various collectors and dealers around the country.  Drake has been dealing with African and other ethnographic art since 1984, mounting two encyclopedic African shows in Kansas City in the 1980s […]

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Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999)

January 25, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Kemper Museum is pleased to present Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999). This landmark retrospective is the first in the United States dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón—the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society, Abakuá, to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. […]

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The Way We Played

January 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Union Station Kansas City, 30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

At Union Station through May 28, The Way We Played is a first-time collaboration featuring toys from the T/m collection in conjunction with The Art of the Brick exhibition. Our toys reflect our place in time, the values our parents held dear, and the technological advances of our society. But the way we used them […]

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Insight: Modern Impressions of Hemingway’s WWI

February 1, 2018 - May 19, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Ernest Hemingway was a reporter for The Kansas City Star in 1918. Eager to be directly involved in the war effort, he volunteered for the American Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, providing assistance to Italian soldiers. In July, an artillery attack left him seriously injured and he spent the rest of the war’s duration […]

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OUCH!

February 2, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Some topics are more prickly than others. We can usually talk about the weather or sports or movies without creating too much of a ruckus. Other topics, like international military interventions, animal cruelty, gun violence, or racism can leave some people uncomfortable. Art is the same way. Some art addresses social issues head-on. This kind […]

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John Singer Sargent – Gassed

February 23, 2018 - June 3, 2018
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Reaching a British dressing station southwest of the French city of Arras in the summer of 1918, famed American artist John Singer Sargent found his subject for an overdue painting. Sargent had been commissioned by the British Government to “contribute the central painting for a Hall of Remembrance for the World War.” He had procrastinated […]

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Fugitive Color

March 1, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The exhibition “Fugitive Color” features artwork from Linda Lighton (ceramics), Kuzana Ogg (painting), and Erin McIntosh (paintings and works on paper).  Each artist creates work that is sensorially driven, emphasizing color and balance with biological undertones. “Fugitive Color” is on view from March 1 through April, 28th 2018. Weinberger Fine Art showcases quality work from […]

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Known, Knowing and Unknown – Caroline Colby-Gonzalez

March 2, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The title of the show Known, Knowing and Unknown is a play on the Hebrew word יָדַע , “to know,” used in Genesis 4:1 as a double entendre for sexual intercourse. Working with this concept of “knowing” as a heightened metaphor for sexual and emotional intimacy within a marriage, my work explores how an intimate […]

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Conscious Detachment – Christel Highland

March 2, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The collection of works for Conscious Detachment was borne out of necessity during the 2016 election. After the election, wrapped up in the fervor of the messy and emotional cultural landscape, I had to look within. I felt it all negatively affecting every aspect of my life, and had to take control. My first step after […]

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Accumulation – Sarah Hearn

March 2, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

I am an interdisciplinary visual artist researching how humans can collaborate with, understand and learn from nature. My creative practice is strongly rooted in photography, drawing, site-specific installation and participatory culture. As a citizen researcher I incorporate components of the scientific method into my process. Through earnest investigations of biological life and natural phenomena, I […]

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PHOTOSPIVA

March 16, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Spiva Arts Center, 222 West 3rd Street
Joplin, MO 64108 United States

I am honored to have a couple of pieces in this exhibition.  Two of the images from the Picher Christmas Parade Series were chosen for this group show.  What is nice about this particular showing of them is that Spiva Arts Center is the  closest gallery to the former town of Picher. What is Photospiva?  […]

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A Life’s Looking Glass: The Collection of John Mallery

March 23, 2018 - June 19, 2018
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64596 United States

John Mallery is the founder and owner of a computer forensics firm. He is also a public speaker, former circus performer, birder, and print fetishist. Although his employment is firmly entrenched in the digital realm, he discovered a deep connection to analogue printmaking. A Life’s Looking Glass focuses on the collector as much as the […]

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Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World

March 27, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Sam and Connie Perkins Central Court, 317; Dolph Simons Family Gallery, 316; Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation Gallery, 315 Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World will explore humankind’s deep connections and fascination with the plant kingdom through artworks from the Spencer Museum’s permanent collection, a number of significant loans, and site-specific […]

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Layers

April 6, 2018 - April 26, 2018
Thornhill Gallery, Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145 United States
Free

Layers, is an exhibition of the work of 9 area women artists.  Each brings a unique and seasoned individual voice to the theme, exploring layers, in both media and meaning, through paintings, photography, printmaking, and assemblages. These artists, known collectively as Re:Generation, include Donna Bachmann, Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Susan Lynn, Jane Pronko, Lynn Richardson, Catherine Vesce, […]

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Nor Boat Nor Fish No River/By the Missouri

April 6, 2018 - May 5, 2018
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

The KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary  Practice in partnership with the college's Current Perspectives Lecture Series is pleased to present Nor Boat Nor Fish No River/By the Missouri.  The installation is the outcome of a detailed workshop led by artist,  Winifred  Lutz. The content and forms presented come from Lutz's interest and research about […]

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Art of Comics

April 6, 2018 - May 31, 2018
The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64106 United States

Since their first appearance in newspapers in the late 19th century, comics have shaped American popular culture. In 1970, two charismatic visionaries founded a company that challenged the convention of the medium to give voice to the groundbreaking comic storytellers and cultural commentators of their day. This exhibit explores the evolution of the funny pages, […]

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The Feeling Is Mutual

April 6, 2018 - April 27, 2018
Open House, 4419 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

The Feeling Is Mutual is a group exhibition that examines the concept of family through the work of twelve artists. Each artist photographs within their own family, be they biological or chosen. There is an emotional investment in portraying the subject because of the intimate relationship between the photographer and their subject. The result of […]

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JUN KANEKO: Solo

April 6, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

Jun Kaneko is a citizen of the world and an internationally recognized sculptor. Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942, Kaneko came to the United States in 1963 to continue his education and has been based in Omaha, Nebraska since 1986. This year, Kaneko was awarded the 2018 Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship from the American […]

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2018 BFA Exhibition at H&R Block Artspace

April 7, 2018 - May 5, 2018
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Free

The 2018 Annual BFA Exhibition at H&R Block Artspace runs April 7 through May 5, 2017. This invitational exhibition presents new work throughout the Artspace galleries created by graduating seniors earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. The college awards B.F.A. degrees in 13 major fields of study: animation, […]

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My Tee & Me: Statement & Identity in Kansas City

April 20, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64123 United States

We all have a favorite t-shirt. It’s comfortable, it goes good with anything, and it makes a statement—of how we’re feeling, what we like, where we stand. It says something about who we are. T-shirts are an important part of most everyone’s wardrobe today. But no one just throws on a tee—some thought goes into the wearing of one. Where are we going? What […]

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April Featured Art Show

April 20, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Images Art Gallery, 7320 West 80th Street
Overland Park, KS 66204 USA

Award-winning watercolor artist Norma Herring has gained national and international recognition with the use of iridescent watercolors and other special effects for added sparkle, excitement and a 3-dimensional feel to her works and photographer Jim Kilmer is displaying wondrous landscape and architectural images captured during his wanderings in Europe, America, and Kansas City.

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Ongoing

Cerbera Gallery presents: Seeking Inclination

April 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - April 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Cerbera Gallery, 2011 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Cerbera Gallery presents: Seeking Inclination Questions of the uncanny Landscapes, from near and far Places by Randee Pollarine April '18 Randee Pollarine’s first ever solo exhibition features her journey through the BFA program at the Kansas City Art Institute. Seeking a degree in Photography, Pollarine explores questions of the uncanny landscapes, from near and far […]

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