A “Game-Changing Asset”

JCCC’s Nerman Museum turns 10. Kansas City’s prominence as a vibrant city for art owes a huge debt to the presence of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Under executive director Bruce Hartman, the museum has helped Kansas City keep its eyes on the new, through stimulating exhibitions […]

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Leaning Into Difference: Lynnette Miranda

Lynnette Miranda is all about breaking down barriers, kicking doors open, speaking truth to power and making change. Her field of action is the visual arts, but she doesn’t wade in the shallow, fetid pond of pretty pictures or mess with market-driven Zombie Formalism. Art for art’s sake? Who cares? To exhibit art objects, much […]

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A Work for the Ages

KC Rep revisits “A Raisin in the Sun”… “A Raisin in the Sun” is regarded as a major American play that not only reflects the era in which it was created — the 1950s — but continues to resonate for its insight into humanity in general and race in particular. The signature work of playwright […]

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Makeover Masterpiece

Bolstered by the latest in museum technology, the new Bloch Galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art present a collection transformed. Most museums have learned in recent decades that to survive and prosper they have to respond to the times. Change, grow or die. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art certainly has been on that path […]

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Editor’s Letter, March/April 2017

The best way to ensure the future of a healthy arts scene is to invest in artists. Over the past 20 years Kansas City has radically expanded its support for area artists in the form of grants and residencies. The Charlotte Street Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has been an undisputed leader […]

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